Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » O »

OEM unbundling

Often called OEM piracy or just unbundling, OEM unbundling is a type of software piracy that occurs when OEM-packaged software is separated from the hardware it originally came bundled with, at the OEM or retail level of sale. The software is clearly marked, usually with the phrase "For Distribution with New PC Hardware Only", and the act of piracy occurs when the software is installed on another computer system.

See software piracy.
Also see"Is Software Ownership the Same as Licensing?" in the in the "Did You Know..." section of Webopedia.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
LATEST ARTICLES
Slideshow: History of Microsoft Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems for personal computers. In this article we look at the history of Microsoft operating... Read More »

Slideshow: Interesting Facts About Google Search

From Goats to Penguins, a server outage and trillions of searches, our slideshow presents interesting facts about Google and the Google.com... Read More »

Slideshow: 5 Apps to Make Your Commute a Breeze

We've scoured the App and Play Stores to bring you five of the most useful apps to have with you on the road, plus a bonus in-car feature. Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
Java Basics, Part 1

Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »

Java Basics, Part 2

This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »

The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »