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RE: [K12OSN] Is Win4Lin Free or do you have to pay?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-admin redhat com 
> [mailto:k12osn-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of Kirk Rheinlander
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 12:33 PM
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Is Win4Lin Free or do you have to pay?
> 
> Also, of recent note: Microsoft is publicly pushing the point that, 
> according to their licensing agreements (with users? with 
> OEMs? - unclear 
> at this point) that MACHINES SHIPPED WITH WINDOWS ON THEM MUST REMAIN 
> WINDOWS MACHINES - the license and the machine are one. Details are 
> sketchy, but it might be construed that, even if you separate 
> the machine 
> and the OS, that OS cannot be used on another computer. This 
> is not how I 
> interpreted the text, but who knows?

A MS OEM licence belongs to the machine, not the person who purchased
it. That license cannot be transferred to another machine. A full user
license, - ie. one purchased from a retail store - belongs to the person
which means that it can be moved to a new machine (but must be removed
from the old one).

This does not mean that you cannot put another OS such as Linux on a
machine that had an OEM version of Windows. Just that that OEM version
cannot be used on another machine.

-Yancey





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