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    Is this true?

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    But most people are not choosing Passport for convenience' sake, Gartner said. Use is rising because the authentication service is required to use some Windows XP features, along with Hotmail e-mail, Microsoft's developer site and other Microsoft products. During the last six months or so, Microsoft has moved the Microsoft Developer Network, bCentral small-business services Web site, and online game Zone to Passport authentication.
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    Does this mean I must have a passport to in the future go to the MSDN online?

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    I've articles like that. For Hotmail and MSN you already need a passport. And if I understood the articles well, then in the future you will need the passport for any Microsoft related service. So probably also MSDN. I also understood that everything will be net-based. So if you want to do specific things with Windows, you need to have access to the internet, login using your passport and you can do that. Also their .NET strategy will fit with this.

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    you can get to msdn online without a passport - however one is needed for the member only areas - and has actually been like that for over 6 months now
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    >>So if you want to do specific things with Windows, you need to have access to the internet, login using your passport and you can do that<<

    I am getting closer and closer to the point where I will migrate all my sytems to Linux. Actually I think w2k is the last win OS I will ever install.

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    i couldn't get onto a ms help mb without a passport, but i dial-up msn without one just fine.

    but, i was thinking today: if i had coffee with billy g. what would i want to ask him. if i started with "where do you live, so i can padlock the frontdoor and ask you for the passport", he'd just get upset and leave. so then i thought, i bet he's a sucker for flattery: "billy, your my hero. i wanna be just like you and squash the competition and then bribe everyone in washington, maybe pay someone to ghostwrite a book that afirms my place as the most important person in the 21st century". but, now i'm thinking: "can i have a job, sir?"

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    Originally posted by blight2c
    "billy, your my hero. i wanna be just like you and squash the competition and then bribe everyone in washington, maybe pay someone to ghostwrite a book that afirms my place as the most important person in the 21st century". but, now i'm thinking: "can i have a job, sir?"
    LOL Good one, blight2c. It seems like a lot of billy-haters wouldn't mind to land with a job at M$, ain't it so? It's a little ironic.
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