Mossberg Recommends Illegal Use of Snow Leopard Install Disc

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I was surprised by one line in Walt Mossberg's otherwise predictable review of Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard:

"But here's a tip: Apple concedes that the $29 Snow Leopard upgrade will work properly on these Tiger-equipped Macs, so you can save the extra $140."

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I know Apple's PR people are having a heart attack right now reading that. They don't like it when influential journalists suggest violations of the EULA. In fact, they generally label that stuff as "illegal," and I am sure many lawyers would agree that it is.

So, is this Mossberg ripping open his shirt, tying a bandana around his head and saying, "Ahoy mateys, the rules were meant to be keel-hauled!" Or is this a slip-up he's going to have to apologize for—or at least qualify with an explanation—in the morning? Is it a great tip, or is he telling every Tiger user to steal $140 out of the mouth of Steve Jobs? We'll keep an eye out for the answer. [AllThingsD]

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Update: Apparently NYT's David Pogue also supports this breach of EULA (or is perhaps using a funny way to report EULA crashers to Apple?):

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RainyDayInterns

It may "work", but does it work WELL? We have had Leopard running on one of the older G4, but went back to Tiger because it was just so SLOOOWWW.

The G4 now runs perfectly fine...it's WiFi is much better than that of the lame Mac mini's (which dies after a few minutes due to heat).