I don't condone piracy but I don't see anything wrong with what he is doing. Vista gives the user a 30 day grace period to use the software before purchasing a license.
That's great for Windows users. If Apple doesn't give people that option for OSX, then that's too bad. If you don't agree with the rules, don't use the software. Just because a license doesn't provide a rule that would make sense to you, doesn't mean you can just pretend it exists anyway.
Yeah, I won't disagree with you about that, you have a very valid point. But rules are meant to be broken granted the rule being broken doesn't hurt anyone, and I don't mean hurting the developers that is a whole different story, zero tolerance leads to more unrulyness, I am not against using something for a trial period to determine my purchasing intent. It's part morality and part common sense in my opinion. Naturally others will disagree because they are entitled to their own opinions.