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Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:03 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Yoda wrote:
Pedantic wrote:
Coppermine wrote:I thought OEM was a designation specifically for hardware


Negative. OEM software is software that is meant to be bundled with another purchase (e.g. a computer). You might get an OEM copy of Windows when you buy a new computer. Of course, eBay kind of looks the other way when it comes to this, so sellers need only claim in their listing that some piece of "non-peripheral" hardware will be included to satisfy the eBay requirements. Often, OEM software like Windows and others will note on the packaging that it may only be sold with a Dell (or HP, etc.) computer. This warning is generally ignored, of course.


So then why bother paying 3x the price of a software when you can buy an OEM software? Even if it craps out, it is cheaper to buy another OEM than the retail version.


Where did you buy it from? OEM usually doesn't come with a manual and can usually only be installed on one PC (Unless you install it on two you dirty lawbreaker) :-D


I'm not a filthy pirate like you. :-D
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:51 pm

Yoda wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Yoda wrote:
Pedantic wrote:
Coppermine wrote:I thought OEM was a designation specifically for hardware


Negative. OEM software is software that is meant to be bundled with another purchase (e.g. a computer). You might get an OEM copy of Windows when you buy a new computer. Of course, eBay kind of looks the other way when it comes to this, so sellers need only claim in their listing that some piece of "non-peripheral" hardware will be included to satisfy the eBay requirements. Often, OEM software like Windows and others will note on the packaging that it may only be sold with a Dell (or HP, etc.) computer. This warning is generally ignored, of course.


So then why bother paying 3x the price of a software when you can buy an OEM software? Even if it craps out, it is cheaper to buy another OEM than the retail version.


Where did you buy it from? OEM usually doesn't come with a manual and can usually only be installed on one PC (Unless you install it on two you dirty lawbreaker) :-D


I'm not a filthy pirate like you. :-D


A better deal would be use Open Office its free and Better :-D
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