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no-one
09-28-2001, 05:48 PM
forcing Buisnesses to pay more and upgrade their software when MS says

http://www.usatoday.com/money/tech/2001-09-27-msoft-software.htm

this one has a lot of evil, read it all.

http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,2815186,00.html

Fool
09-28-2001, 06:18 PM
But they'll do it anyways, so no need to ***** about it.

no-one
09-28-2001, 06:32 PM
hey i'll be a ##### if i want to!!:D

Fool
09-28-2001, 06:37 PM
No no. Not you, the companies;)

Generator
09-29-2001, 09:35 AM
What's up with all this .........., if I buy software and I want to put it on all of my computers why can't I? If I paid for it it's mine, how much money does M$ want? Do I have to register my toilet and upgrade every time I want to take a shi*? Do I have to buy a new set of shoes every time I want to go for a walk? WTF?:mad:

no-one
09-29-2001, 10:02 AM
thank you, at least one person is as pi##ed as i am.

ober
09-29-2001, 01:56 PM
:mad: He's not the only one.

I have 3 computers and want to buy the new office, but you can't install it on that many machines without paying for another license! How ****ing retarded!!!!

GD moneysuckers...

rick barclay
09-29-2001, 02:07 PM
It's just going to drive more people into the piracy business.
There is nothing, and I emphasize the nothing, that Microsoft
makes that can't be hacked. And the proof of this is Windows
XP Pro, which has already been posted on the Internet for
free download.

Somebody here said recently they hope MS wasn't shooting
themselves in the foot with its new policy of registering before
they received a software key. Well, they not only shot their
foot off, they might have shot off an ankle and calf as well.

rick barclay

larry
09-29-2001, 02:13 PM
Hey guys, it's nice this all makes you angry, but you know what? I wish you'd be living in a country like CR. To buy a single MS Office 2000, an average citizen (with average salary) needs to pay all the money he earns in two months (and maybe eat some air and live on a street during them). In fact, the only one who is buying software from software dealers here are organizations as they simply have to because of the law. And besides, maybe some 5% of people with enough money. Even schools can't afford multi-licenses. And I tell you, we are relatively rich country (compared to eastern countries, Russia, etc.).

ober
09-29-2001, 02:13 PM
anybody know how to get past the "two time install" limitation on Office XP???

doubleanti
09-29-2001, 03:46 PM
y'know i've always wondered how they do stuff like that... y'know, one time installing... especially when you, for example, reformat and reinstall the OS... i could see how if you upgraded a product, since you could save info on the HD in some obsecure windows place... but how about the reformat? and how do they save your options?! wow...

Witch_King
09-29-2001, 04:39 PM
I'm still using Office 2000. I paid about $450 USD for it. I have absolutely no desire what so ever to get Office XP. No way in hell.

In addition. I don't want WinXP either. Win2k is just fine. I'll gladly skip both.

mfc2themax
09-29-2001, 04:44 PM
>
Somebody here said recently they hope MS wasn't shooting
themselves in the foot with its new policy of registering before
they received a software key. Well, they not only shot their
foot off, they might have shot off an ankle and calf as well.
<

And i hope they keep shooting. I've worked with people at Microsoft, and its a horrid little company.

Witch_King
09-29-2001, 04:46 PM
I heard that Microsoft people are terrorists. Not only that but they are experts and have links to Alcada.

Fordy
09-29-2001, 05:23 PM
>>I'm still using Office 2000.
>>In addition. I don't want WinXP either. Win2k is just fine. I'll gladly skip both.

Ditto....they do me fine for the moment...

I cant understand M$'s plans with anticopyright.....they seem obsessed with this issue, but their actions will only make it worse....

There are people I know of who make a fortune from copying programs like Windows, office and Photoshop....and this will just make their customer base bigger....rick is right when he says that M$ can not produce anything that cant be cracked and so the option of getting an illeagal disk for say 20 which you can put on any computer is really appealling to people who would otherwise have paid top whack for their software....


posted by witch_king
>>I heard that Microsoft people are terrorists

LOL...who would have believed it????....

Garfield
09-29-2001, 06:07 PM
So, is it decided that this thread is anti-Microsoft? Alright, I'm in! Here is my point of view of Microsoft's OSes:

-They take up too much space.
-They're unstable especially after long periods of time.

I think that's enough. But what can we do about it? Not much. Most software is only compliant with Windows. Not that I would go with Mac or anything stupid like that. But Linux might be a good choice. You can't just go ALL Linux though. Linux takes up less space and is more stable (I heard a story that the OS was running for almost a year and was as stable when it started).

--Garfield

Unregistered
09-29-2001, 06:11 PM
Why on earth would you want to install Li(ame)nux? If you want stable, use Windows 3.1 or something, not much difference between the two...

Garfield
09-29-2001, 06:17 PM
What aspect don't you like about Linux? Can't you understand the commands? You don't like this invisuallity of it? Well, there is something call X-Windows which is a visual interface for Linux and the GUI is all natural. Give me reasons for thinking it's


Li(ame)nux

Fordy
09-29-2001, 06:26 PM
I do b#tch quite often on this site concerning how M$ products are crap.....but if I am truthfull I would have to say that most of my comments are tounge in cheek....M$ products such as Win2k, Office2k and VC++6 (yeah even this one) are on the whole very good in my opinion, and I would not like to suddenly be without them.....My gripes mainly stem from M$ itself and not the products. For instance - I cant put the same copy of M$ software on my 2 computers......yeah right!!!! And all the stuff concerning Java - just goes to show that if they dont own it completely they will do whatever they can to work against it...

>>-They're unstable especially after long periods of time.

Win98/ME sure.....Win2K is very stable.....

>>But Linux might be a good choice. You can't just go ALL Linux though.

I'm trying out Linux on a spare HD on my other PC....Its quite daunting at the moment as I am so used to and comfortable with windows. But I'll try as hard as I can with it (when I have the time).

>>Li(ame)nux?

Ha....very good.....
Both Linux & windows have their strong points.....different tools for different jobs

Garfield
09-29-2001, 06:35 PM
Yes, Fordy, you couldn't have put it better! Linux is a great tool, but it is so foreign to most.

I also agree, Linux is quite "daunting" at first glance. But, it is just commands that you have to analyze and remember. It is a great tool for computer literates. The transition from Windows to Linux is quite difficult. Windows pampers.

I agree that it is the company and OSes that are horrible from Microsoft. The applications (such as VC++6) are pretty good. That is what I program in. In fact, I've never tried Borland. Don't really want to. I'm content with VC.

--Garfield

Good luck with Linux!

Fordy
09-29-2001, 06:47 PM
>> agree that it is the company and OSes that are horrible from Microsoft


Err......you misunderstand me.......I like the OSes (well Win98 & 2k)......Its just the Evil Empire itself I dislike

Garfield
09-29-2001, 06:49 PM
I understand. Very understandable. Understandably understandable.

--Garfield

Note: I'm bored.

mithrandir
09-29-2001, 06:57 PM
The OSes aren't that bad but they are overpriced and overrated by Microsoft.