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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by saunders45, Jul 21, 2006.
Well, his copy of Windows thinks he is....
Well, I guess this is how Mircosoft deals with its fanboys
This isn't a case of biting the hand that feeds you; more like biting the lip that kisses your butt.
M$ is really on a roll these days.
I now officially hate the word genuine. I hope Apple never does this. That would suck.
I love the wording of the webpages informing you that you can buy a legitimate product key. How's it a 'Special Offer'?
GOOD! It makes reinstalling easier
Well, it's not like they haven't done it before...
Microsoft looses a considerable amount of revenue from the loss of Windows XP licensing fees. So many bootleg their copy vice purchasing a legitimate copy.
I like the way Apple does theirs. No key is required.
I wonder what would happen if Microsoft went to a no key system. I would imagine that their revenues would continue to drop.
Most of their revenues come from office, selling copies of windows to computer companies like Dell and site licenses to companies. I don't think they actually make a lot selling windows directly to individuals.
How many people actually bootleg their windows? Most people I've seen have at some point in time brought a system with windows on, giving them an OEM licence. Even if that machine no longer exists, they still own the licence.
Click-through EULAs linking the OEM to the machine are of very dubious validity in most places, and I can't recall any court case in the UK that supported Microsoft's particular licence rule forbidding transferring your licence to a different machine.
Against that, there are scores of people who have had no choice but to pay the microsoft monopoly tax, buying Windows even tho their first action is to reformat the disk and load up Linux.
It's slightly easier now to buy a prebuilt PC without Windows, but it was rather difficult for a while.
Well, if Apple did do something like this, at least it would look good.
Selling software is Microsoft's bread and butter. It would make sense for them to put that kind of activation in their software. If a bunch of people pirated iLife, so what? Apple makes their money from selling computers and iPod.
Ha Ha Paul Thurrott
This phrase made be burst out laughing!
If that was the truth, then why is it taking Vista sooooo loooooong to be released?
Indeed. I don't know what it is, but every picture of that man I've ever seen has given me the creeps. I still stand firmly behind my belief that he is addicted to crystal meth.
Please don't make fun of the disabled.
Very true solvs.
He is rather creepy.