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July 3rd, 2008, 08:20 PM
Hi I came to know that lot of online companies selling high priced softwares at dead cheap price as OEM softwares. They only sell through downloads. Are they original softwares? Are they legally selling them? Is it legal to buy those softwares?:roll:

July 3rd, 2008, 09:54 PM
OEM softwares should be come with hardware. Like, Windows OS CD coming with PC or laptop. If it is not coming with any hardware, except some softwares, it is illegal to sell or buy. For instance you might see selling Adobe products mostly selling as OEMs. That is illegal. If you buy one, you cant upgrade or get any of the concern company's support. So dont buy OEM softwares.

(This is read from here http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/findsoftware/f/oemsoftware.htm)