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Microsoft radically overhauls license agreements for Windows 8

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    The entire Metro team can (figuratively) fall off a cliff IMHO

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    I think the lawyers have made a slight BOO-BOO on this

    ....You may NOT run the software on a Non Genuine Windows OS................

    Now of course we know what it is INTENDED to mean but Technically as written you could interpret any Linux system for example as a Non Genuine Windows OS -- so you would by 100% strict interpretation be legally breaking the agreement by running Windows as a VM on a Linux system.

    Tiny point and a bit pedantic -- but as some recent Court cases show - millions or even billions of dollars can revolve not only about the meaning of even a single word - but also the order in the sentence the word is placed in the contract.

    Lawyers live and die for this sort of stuff -- I don't think Ms will re-write the agreement or go after anybody running Windows 8 as a Virtual machine on a Linux host but it shows how careful you have to be when drawing up or agreeing to ANY contract.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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