Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Dell Software License Agreement

I tend to treat license agreements like I do manuals -- I don't read them. However, as I was sorting out the junk that came in the box with my Mini 9 the sentence at the bottom of the first page of the Dell Software License Agreement caught me eye. It reads as follows:
If the package accompanying your computer contains compact discs, 3.5" and/or 5.25" disks, you may use only the disks appropriate for your computer.
Now I'm guessing it's been a while since Dell actually shipped a 3.5" floppy disk to a customer (most of their machines haven't even contained a floppy disk drive as standard for quite a while) but I'm guessing it may have been decades since they last shipped a 5.25" floppy! I think they need to seriously think about updating their license agreement to bring it into the twenty first century, especially that, as written, it doesn't seem to apply to the DVD of drivers and utilities I found in the bottom of the box.
18 November 2008 at 18:34 , Scriptor Senex said...

That's OK - if the licence agreement doesn't apply you can do waht you like with it!!!

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