With Windows 8,Microsoft is getting out of it’s skin,new Modern UI Interface,ARM version (Windows RT) and much more interesting new features which the earlier version of Windows didn’t have.
Not just in the software and feature part,apparently Microsoft has also radically changed the conventional long EULA(End User License Agreement) with hard legal terms which a normal person could take a while to understand into a more user friendly language.
A ZDNet Author,Inspected three different End User License Agreements of Windows 8 namely,
- the retail upgrade (with slight variations for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro),
- the OEM agreement that most consumers will see when they purchase a new PC with Windows 8 preinstalled;
- and a new license type called a Personal Use License for System Builder, which won’t be available until the General Availability of Windows 8 in October
So as per the Personal Use License For System Builder,
We do not sell our software or your copy of it – we only license it. Under our license, we grant you the right to install and run that one copy on one computer (the licensed computer) as the operating system on a computer that you build for your personal use, or as an additional operating system running on a local virtual machine or a separate partition, subject to the restrictions outlined under “Are there things I’m not allowed to do with the software?”
So this new terms mean than the user who is willing to build his/her own Machine from Scratch or want to build it as a virtual machine or a different partition can buy the OEM version of Windows 8.
Though at the moment there is no announcement about the pricing of the Personal Use License for System builder,but it is expected to be lesser than the usual Retail Version of Windows 8.