CNET changes mind; awards 'death match' tie

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Earlier we reported that CNET Software had declared Mac OS X 10.1 the winner in a "death match" against Windows XP. However, they've changed their minds and reversed the decision.

In an online message CNET now declares the death match a draw.

Their excuse for reversing their earlier decision reads as follows: "Some of you may have noticed that in an earlier version of this story, we gave a slight edge to OS X. One of the primary factors behind this decision was the cost of each upgrade as it relates to licensing requirements. Although it is true that OS X lacks a feature like Windows XP's product activation that would bar you from installing it on more than on system, it is still a violation of Apple's end-user licensing agreement to install the upgrade on multiple systems. We regret any misleading information in the initial version, which has now been updated to clarify this issue."

This story, "CNET changes mind; awards 'death match' tie" was originally published by PCWorld.

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