Microsoft EULA (Enraging, Unfounded Licensing Atrocity)

I’m no Microsoft hater – I think they’ve done some good stuff over the years – but is it really in their best interest to give another reason to hate them? I mean, wasn’t Internet Explorer enough?

To make a long(er) story short, my family kindly gifted me a copy of Vista Home Premium (misnomer anyone?), which I hastily Boot Camped onto my MacBook Pro. In testing it with Parallels, however, I discovered that it doesn’t work, as they only allow Vista Ultimate or Business to run on a virtual machine.

Which begs the rhetorical question: other than sheer greed, why would you go and do something like that?

Microsoft, I’m really trying to not hate you, but in order to make that happen, you gotta show me the love every once in a while…

  1. it’s too bad you can’t install OS X on an x86 platform that doesn’t have the magic Apple. I’d love to run OS X on a different brand lappy.


    tim is the author. Aug 9, 17:22 is the time. <