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Old 08-02-2008, 11:53 AM   #41
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THEY are looking at us: http://www.computerworld.com.au/inde...1;fp;16;fpid;1

Maybe the petition will be effectless, but Microsoft knows that someone made it...
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:00 AM   #42
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A real problem with Vista is that it needs many of the processor cycles to make sure that you are not circumventing the copy protection features of the HD-DVD player (even if you do not have the hardware installed.

Another real problem is that if malicious hackers get at the license servers (or Microsoft needs your upgrade money), your license can be revoked in an automatic update. There have already been problems linked to license server downtime.

A slap in the face to Microsoft has been OEMS buckling to consumer pressure and offering upgrades from Vista to XP on many new machines.
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Old 21-02-2008, 08:47 PM   #43
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I use unix...for work...and managing my FTP server...all which runs under XP.
I guess I said everything.

No...wait...




HEY! IF microsoft no longer offers support for XP (basicly abandoning it) it becomes abandonware, right?
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Old 22-02-2008, 06:38 AM   #44
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Nah, It's more like what Team 17 has with Worms.
If they find out you have it illegally. They will hunt you down.

Also Win 3.x and MS DOS are still "protected", as well as Win 9x.
MS will never "abandon" it's OS's the way we want it.
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Old 22-02-2008, 07:29 AM   #45
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I'm going to rudely interrupt the thread and say that was a great read. Wow. CARRY ON!
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Old 22-02-2008, 06:08 PM   #46
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Nah, It's more like what Team 17 has with Worms.
If they find out you have it illegally. They will hunt you down.
Huh? You mean having Worms on your comp is illeg...wait a sec, the doorbell just rang...

*goes to answer the door*

*sounds of gunshot*

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Old 22-02-2008, 06:20 PM   #47
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Nah, It's more like what Team 17 has with Worms.
If they find out you have it illegally. They will hunt you down.
i think they wouldn't care and hunt the pirates of up to date games (if they still exist=S)
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