The EULA ... your views

The other day I called for an end of the EULA madness - the pages of meaningless legal gobbledygook that end users are expected to read, and agree to, when installing new software.

The other day I called for an end of the EULA madness - the pages of meaningless legal gobbledygook that end users are expected to read, and agree to, when installing new software.

Here's a random selection of your views on the EULA, as per messages sent to the Hardware 2.0 mailbag.

"I'm expected to understand the EULA ... ? ... !!!"

"Why is there almost always a EULA for software drivers for hardware that I've bought?"

"I've owned my copy of XP for years now ... each time I reinstall I'm asked to agree to the EULA or send the software back for a refund ... next I'm saying 'no'!"

"Reading a EULA feels more like a stick-up to me rather than a contract between a buyer and seller ..."

"EULAs summed up in one phrase - 'you lose, sucker!'"

"If it weren't for EULAs, software might actually have to do what the maker says it does ..."

"Rule of thumb - the longer the EULA, the worse the software!"

"EULA SUCK!!!!!"

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