There's the question of whether or not the OEM software in question is stolen, but assuming it's not, is it legit to buy OEM software without also buying hardware?
I asked this question to VIOSoftware after the OEM software I bought from them said "for distribution with new hardware only", or something similar on the CD's. They said it's the vendor's responsibility to make sure they are also selling hardware along with the OEM software. So, the legality of the sale may be suspect, but if it ever comes down to an audit, I can point at VIOSoftware and not be concerned with liability... At least that's what VIOSoftware says. Can anybody confirm this?
well if you buy OEM hardware, what does this mean for you? same thing with software