October 20, 2006 10:54 AM PDT

Week in review: Vista furor

Microsoft's Vista is still months away from formal release, but the next version of Windows is already raising the hackles of many consumers.

Under changes to Microsoft's licensing terms, buyers of retail copies of Vista will be able to transfer their software to a new machine only once. If they want to move their software a second time, they will have to buy a new copy of the operating system. In the past, those who bought a retail copy of Windows needed to uninstall it before moving it to another machine, but there was no limit to how many times this could be done.

"How much longer will consumers allow Microsoft to bully them?" one CNET News.com reader wrote in the TalkBack forum. "It is precisely because of actions like these that Microsoft products will be hacked more than ever."

Security companies also have been crying foul over the new operating system--and they might have been heard if only they had gotten into a meeting scheduled to field their complaints. Microsoft had set up such a meeting with security companies to discuss some of the changes it has promised to make to Windows Vista in response to competitive concerns. But the conference, which used Microsoft's Live Meeting technology, crashed about 15 minutes after it started, and both Symantec and McAfee were unable to log back in.

In another Vista feature, Microsoft plans to put machines to sleep after an hour of inactivity. While businesses and consumers can change that setting, the software maker said that they would be smart to let their computers nod off. Microsoft estimates that allowing a PC to go to sleep during off hours saves anywhere from $55 to $70 annually, depending on the type of monitor.

Many businesses leave their computers on at night, in many cases to make sure that they can install security patches. By adding the new sleep option, businesses still would be able to wake machines to install security updates, while letting them remain in the power-saving mode the rest of the time.

Browser battle
Some 18 months after Bill Gates pledged to revamp Internet Explorer, Microsoft has released the production version of IE 7. The new Web browser, which has been in testing for months, is now available for download.

On the feature side, Microsoft is playing catch-up in many areas. It has added support for Web standards, RSS Web feeds and tabbed browsing. The new browser also offers protection against phishing sites--malicious Web sites designed to trick users into handing over their personal information.

After months of ceding market share to Firefox, Microsoft has gained back a bit, although the Mozilla Foundation is getting closer to the launch of its own revamp, Firefox 2, which has hit the "release candidate" stage.

Some minor issues with IE 7 have materialized, but overall the new Microsoft browser appears to be well received. Microsoft has defused what would be the most serious issue: a first security hole in the browser since its official release. There is a vulnerability, but in Outlook Express, not IE, according to a corporate Microsoft blog. Security firms, including Secunia, had reported a flaw in IE 7.

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Microsoft is aching to lose
I find it amazing that a company that is known for spending millions cleaning up their own gawd-forsaking code due to bloat ware and viruses would only allow their customers who purchase the software to install it once after the initial install. So if you get a virus that can be removed only by wiping your system clean due to the inability of the manufacturer then you will be required to spend an additional $199-299 to re-purchase software, which you already paid for. If I bought a car and could only turn the ignition on twice during the lifespan of the product, I would simply be happy to walk to work, or ride a bike.

I believe that Microsoft is pushing everyone towards the Linux environments unwittingly. Consumers have far more options today in the Linux OS than they ever had before... Ubuntu Linux or a Mac is the way to go...

Now if they can just fix the whole gaming issues with Linux&
Posted by zenodaddy (8 comments )
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Exactly...
If gaming on Linux was better (or even a sort of windows capatiblility), I would drop windows in a heartbeat. Right now I only use it for games. Everything else I use, has a Linux version or equivient.
Posted by umbrae (1073 comments )
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Agreed
IF Windows (and Vista will be stable? Make me laugh. It's the Windows ME of the NT code base, mark my words!) were stable enough not to NEED reinstalls due to failures, registry corruption, viruses, spyware, et al then, and ONLY then, would... Microsoft STILL be wrong for pulling this.

There is absolutely no excuse for this. It's not legal. I have rights as a buyer. The law is on our side on this one. Microsoft has no right to limit our use past one copy per device AT A TIME (at a time).

I'm even legally allowed to make backup copies of my windows install disk. Now I have two copies! Am I going to jail now? According to Microsoft, I should.

Fair use. I demand it. Or I will not use your product.

And I don't care if I'm not compatible with windows. That's your problem.
Posted by gernblan (71 comments )
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No. Cant you read English.?
It says that you can only transfer it once between different PCs. It doesnt say you cant re-install it on the same PC.
Posted by richto (895 comments )
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go for the mac
now that i can run xp on a mac i am leaning towards getting a mac. xp was great when it came out. vista does not have enough extras to warrant the price.
Posted by system001 (45 comments )
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Microsoft has gone soft in the intelligence department
Well, changing motherboards is my business. Better diversify my business model and get different personel, cause I can see alot of my customers will be switching down the line. The interesting times are about to return.
Posted by Albertv (92 comments )
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Another reason not to install Vista. Thanks M$.
MS is being ridiculous with Vista. People are turned
<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.teckmagazine.com/reviews/software-reviews/roxio-easy-media-creator-9-review.html" target="_newWindow">http://www.teckmagazine.com/reviews/software-reviews/roxio-easy-media-creator-9-review.html</a>
off by this OS even before they've boxed it.
Posted by cnutsucks (25 comments )
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MSFT is the big dog...
but many computer users will go to Linux or Mac,,,
Posted by gary85739 (613 comments )
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MSFT is the big dog...
but many computer users will go to Linux or Mac,,,
Posted by gary85739 (613 comments )
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Not exactly!
They already ARE bailing from Windoze! Did you see the Apple
announcement about the dramatic increase in MAC sales. How may
'doze users go to the mall? How many walk into the Apple store
intending to look at the iPods? How many come out with the
knowledge that there are MUCH better alternatives to 'doze? And
finally, how many come out of the store with a new Mac?
According to the trend, more and more! I'm enjoying watching the
demise of M$, it's about time!
Posted by robot999 (109 comments )
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Not exactly!
They already ARE bailing from Windoze! Did you see the Apple
announcement about the dramatic increase in MAC sales. How
many 'doze users go to the mall? How many walk into the Apple
store intending to look at the iPods? How many come out with the
knowledge that there are MUCH better alternatives to 'doze? And
finally, how many come out of the store with a new Mac?
According to the trend, more and more! I'm enjoying watching the
demise of M$, it's about time!
Posted by robot999 (109 comments )
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Much Ado About Little
Pardon me if I don't join the hyperventilating anti-Microsoft hysteria. :-)

I buy my operating systems preinstalled, and OEM operating systems aren't transferable anyway.

As for Symantec and McAfee, they are incompetent whiners. They should spend less time whining, and more time improving the low quality of their products.
Posted by john55440 (1020 comments )
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John, work for MS do we?
I'm noticing a trend in your posts.
Posted by DemiHampster (29 comments )
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RE
"I buy my operating systems preinstalled, and OEM operating systems aren't transferable anyway."

That's good for you, but not everyone buys pre built system s. For some this makes going with Windows an even more expensive choice.
Posted by unknown unknown (1951 comments )
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RE:Much Ado About Little
Do you even comprehend what's going on with the security vendors?

This doesn't just involve Symantec and McAfee but ALL security vendors. They just happen to the ones big enough to fight this.

It would amount to all anti-viruses - including free ones and ones provided to you by your ISP - being ineffective on the one of the major parts of Vista that every malware author is going to be looking upon as a golden trophy to crack.

Oh, and just in case you didn't notice - not everyone uses OEM copies of Windows. Some of us like our fresh installs of Windows to have less bloat, whether or not we buy OEM machines.
Posted by vixenk (6 comments )
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Re: OEM OSs are not transferable anyway
First of all, this is a recent development. It never used to be true.
Second, the OEMs do NOT make this clear to the purchaser. They tell you somewhere in the fine print so their butts are covered legally.
Third, and most critically, this is only true for MS OSs. So you can hardly use it to defend the new Vista rules. It just shows that MS is trying to extend its stranglehold over everyone, and force us all to upgrade our OS every few years. (Not to mention our PCs. These people are all in bed with each other.)
Posted by dmm (336 comments )
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There are going to be a lot of calls going through to India
So with all the patches and constant use that requires me to re-install windows, on average once a year, to regain something that resembles perfromance, you are now telling em I have to repurchase the OS? My hard drive dies more than once, I have to repurchase? My install gets borked after making it past the activation step more than once, I have to repurchase?

These are just things that have happened in the last year for me. If they can come up with a viable repair feature it may be feasable. Until then vista sits on the shelves.
Posted by GOVEmployee (7 comments )
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No. Cant you read English.?
It says that you can only transfer it once between different PCs. It doesnt say you cant re-install it on the same PC.

And havnt you ever heard of System Restore? Works fine for me - no reinstall needed.
Posted by richto (895 comments )
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How much longer will cnet continue to have such shoddy reporting?
I remain amazed at how constantly inaccurate the reporting is on this site - the quality has gone down dramatically. The statements about being able to uninstall a copy of Windows XP and reinstall it on as many times as you want is not true. This has not changed in Vista - there is no big news story there, but that doesn't stop cnet from trying to make one out of thin air to drive traffic to the site. It is sad what passes for journalism these days, and even sadder to see this site continue to slide farther and farther.
Posted by cristianodiaz (31 comments )
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RE
"The statements about being able to uninstall a copy of Windows XP and reinstall it on as many times as you want is not true."

The article said "In the past, those who bought a retail copy of Windows needed to uninstall it before moving it to another machine, but there was no limit to how many times this could be done."

The license for previous versions of Windows allowed you to install it on one computer at a time. If you removed it from a previous machine you could move it to a new one. Even with Windows XP you could do it as long as you reactivated it. You'd raise a flag if you did it often, but there was no hard limit on the number times. This is a big story especially if build your own computers or do a lot of updating. Vista will let you move it to a new computer one time and that's it, that's a pretty change.


What's sad are the inaccurate critisms.
Posted by unknown unknown (1951 comments )
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IT SHOULD BE
"The statements about being able to uninstall a copy of Windows XP and reinstall it on as many times as you want is not true."

It should be.

Who has any right to tell me what I can or cannot do with my purchased copy of windows which I now OWN and paid for?

As long as I am not running it on more than one device at a time, I should be allowed to do whatever the heck I want with my property.

And don't tell me it's not my property. it most certainly is under the LAW. Look it up.
Posted by gernblan (71 comments )
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It is the Liberal Media at work
Thats what it is.
Posted by yogibm1 (26 comments )
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Why Do They Think Everyone Calls This Rollout the Vistapocalypse?
The consumers will wretch!

Criminals will attack!

Businesses will revolt!

The code will crash!

Vendors will file suit!

Ballmer will blame Microsoft's enemies, of course, and chase cars on 520 and bite their tires.

Dell will introduce a consumer desktop OS using a Linux core that, with Google ads, pays for the computer over time.

Microsoft will point its 150,000 laywers at Linux and find itself shooting at smoke.

Multicore processors allow users to boot 9 simultaneous operating systems, one of which, Windows, is increasingly only booted to read and write to legacy data.

Ballmer will retire to star in monster movies that don't have budgets for make-up or costumes.
Posted by Sumatra-Bosch (526 comments )
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Ha!
Ballmer doesn't need make-up to be scary!

I can see him starring in King Kong III. He does a really good monkey boy.
Posted by gernblan (71 comments )
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And Pigs Will Fly, And Linux will become popular....
Somehow I dont think so....
Posted by richto (895 comments )
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And Pigs Will Fly, And Linux will become popular....
Somehow I dont think so.

'Everyone' doesnt call it that - just you. Im already using Vista and its great :-)
Posted by richto (895 comments )
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<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_licensing.asp" target="_newWindow">http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_licensing.asp</a>
Posted by cristianodiaz (31 comments )
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RE:
<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=158#comments" target="_newWindow">http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=158#comments</a>
Posted by Bill-o (1 comment )
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I could care less HOW XP's EULA is written...
...the fact is that this restriction is WRONG, period. I buy my copy. I'll install it on whatever I want, whenever I want, as many times as I want... AS LONG AS I only have one copy installed on one device at one time, everything should be hunky dory. I paid once, I get to use it one one device.

Who are YOU, Microsoft, to tell ME that I have to pay YOU twice to use my ONE copy on any device as long as I'm not using it on anything else at the same time?

Thanks for clarifying your EULA, Microsoft. Now even I can understand just how hostile and greedy you are towards your "consumers."
Posted by gernblan (71 comments )
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and on that note...
... I'll be sticking with XP and Firefox.
Posted by mgss0lidsnak3 (18 comments )
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It's "couldn't" care less
Or "could not" care less.
Posted by Robert_Allan (9 comments )
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Just another reason to go buy a Mac
I'm telling you, if this article isn't reason enough to make a Mac
purchase than the fact that Microsoft is in the NEWS EVERYDAY
for security issues should get you running to the Mac factory!


Justin
Tech01
www.Tech01.net
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Mobil.Tech01.net
Posted by OneWithTech (196 comments )
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I would go with Mac...
But I enjoy the Media Center software that Microsoft has. If Apple ever comes up with an easy way to record HDTV, I would definately consider it.
Posted by aka_tripleB (2211 comments )
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Re: Just another reason to go buy a Mac
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. In my opinion anyone who would buy a Mac has suspect judgement and I don't care to consider their opinions. PC and Windows is the only way to fly.
Posted by Jenny3426 (10 comments )
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DO NOT BUY VISTA
i have been beta testing vista, and with the exception of the graphics i see nothing in vista to make me want to buy it. now you have the fact that you can only transfer vista to one new computer. so in a nutshell you buy a computer that is vista ready at christmas time a year down the road you deside to upgrade you can transfer this copy of vista to this computer another year goes by you deside to upgrade now because you have all ready transfered vista once you will have to buy a new copy. for what is in vista the price is not warranted. plus once you consider the above microsoft is just a legal thief.
Posted by system001 (45 comments )
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Week in review: Vista furor
I've been trying to change over to LINUX for a couple of years, but have had problems due to owning a lot of expensive web design software.
I tried IE7 and there is something intangible that I hate about it. ( Perhaps the forced upgrade? )
I haven't heard anything good about VISTA, but now I don't need to. The new rules did it. It will NOT be purchased and I will be installing LINUX on the WIN2K machines as well.
If LINUX doesn't work out? Hey, I like the looks of the new MAC's.
Posted by lebonmarchant (2 comments )
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You'll be pleasently surprised
I tried Linux too (Ubuntu and Open Suse both) and was very impressed!

It was neat to be able to feel like it was my computer again!
Posted by gernblan (71 comments )
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Hurts the wrong people
There will be activation cracks before the thing even hits the
shrinkwrap.

Anyone who WANTS to pirate it, WILL, and they'll be able to do it
in far less time than it takes someone who gets a false positive
to resolve it with customer support.

Activation will at most stop legitimate but budget-conscious
buyers of one copy from installing it on a couple of machines,
perhaps even the same machine they have upgraded (which is
now excluded in the license). The result will be that they simply
leave those machines running XP, and Microsoft doesn't get an
extra sale anyway.

In a small percentage of cases, they may shell out for an extra
copy, and that would seem to be the whole reason Microsoft is
targeting these otherwise honest users, who wouldn't have tried
to do the "dishonest" thing if the OS was more reasonably priced
and/or available in a home pack.

The claim that Microsoft is reigning in the rampant piracy in
developing countries carries little weight. These countries can
barely afford the excessive costs (the ROI for Microsoft has
always been excellent), and if WGA actually did work to stop
piracy, they'd switch away from Windows to something like
Ubuntu.

Having got the world hooked on Windows, Microsoft now
believes it can extort everyone, in the same vein as a drug-
dealer.

This sort of drug dealing should be illegal. Oh wait, it is! It just
so happens that the drug is software and not heroin.
Posted by dotmike (154 comments )
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Vista only useable once: shame on Microsoft
Thanks for the news. I shall certainly never buy a retail copy of Windows " Vista" with this restiction although I always have bought retail in the past. I beleive Vista will have a hard enough time selling without this millstone rount its neck.

Thef ield is ope for OEM and greymarket venors and pirates will reap a rich harvest and several more Micosoft haters will be added to the politicl lobbies. Certainly in Europe we wil figth this
Posted by John Butler (6 comments )
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These guys never stop
This is wrong. I think it's funny that while corporate America scrutinizes employees through any unethical means available to them because they're worried about ethics, they continue pulling garbage like this - which is completely unethical.

If somebody purchases software, they should have the right to use it on whatever system they want to use it on, as long as they're only installing and using it on one system.

Charles R. Whealton
Charles Whealton @ pleasedontspam.com
Posted by chuck_whealton (521 comments )
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Vista
OK, I guess they have now pushed me to learning the
Linux stuff I'e been fooling with. Microsoft can be sure I'll never run Vista with the limitation on being able to reload to another machine when mine dies for whatever reason. If I paid retail for it it should be mine to use as I require, noy as Redmond thinks I should. I didn't know windows when I started, and I'm sure Linux will be as easy as Windows was in the early years.
Posted by 46thchief (4 comments )
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no choice
you'll take it and you'll like it. Everybody knows there's only one OS. If you had a choice you'd buy something different. You can't blame MS for spending some of it's billions it makes every year on anti-piracy measures. Imagine the billions MS could have if everybody wasn't a crook and stealing their products. So if your one of a very few who actually bought your MS product you can understand why MS treats you like a thief. Your just not important enough to consider. Obviously it's piracy that makes their billions for them and not the honest consumer. Vista is going to be a hackers dream come true and MS is going to rake in the billions. The message is quite clear. If you want to stay out of prison don't "buy" your copy of vista...

...the following has been a sacastic rant, it is not necessary to defend your leader. HAL, HAL, are you there HAL. Are you watching me right now? HAL...
Posted by aqvarivs (38 comments )
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There's a great alternative
Switch to the Mac....
Posted by j.e.buhler (10 comments )
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OK then buy me one
all you Mac-o-philes do you think all of us with p.c.s can just run on down to the Apple Store and buy one then toss our p.c.'s in the recycle bin?

Sorry I can't afford one, I will however gladly accept one if you will buy it for me. Even though I absolutely detest the Mac Snob "elitist" attitudes that alot of you have. And the Get a Mac ads are annoying enough to make me want to pitch something heavy through my TV. Like an iBook - yeh that would kill the TV good.

Pfft.
Posted by Julie Allen (43 comments )
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Other alternatives
Don't think Mac is the ONLY alternative. I can give you several... stick with what you have, linux, unix. I would rather give people all the choices rather than a single biased one.
Posted by Seaspray0 (9714 comments )
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Mass consumer action guys
That's how people always overthrow tyrants. No single group of people - whatever their power - can withstand the power of people united. Like all bullies, MS only picks as long as they think there will be no backlash.

I'm calling my senators.
Posted by godam_registration (113 comments )
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Unheardof
Unheardof and unfair: a company trying to make sure you don't use its 5 year-hard-working and expensive software in an illegal way.
Posted by Ryo Hazuki (378 comments )
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Right... And its probably just a Random Coincidence...
...that this IMPOSITION, would ROB consumers of an ABSOLUTELY-FUNDAMENTAL "consumer-right", ...and, effectively undermine the very concept of "private property ownership".

...Especially, when these LIES come from the richest software- "company", on the face of the Earth, ...Who, just so happens, has a PROVEN decades-long history of VIOLATING THE LAW, ...engaging in numerous UNETHICAL-BEHAVIORS, ...FORCIBLY "...maintaining their illegal-monopoly", ...and even, officially being caught, directly, "...stealing other peoples properties".

And, BY THE WAY... Re-Using a -product- (such as "software") that has been legitimately purchased... is NOT "illegal" (Thats the "LAW"). And, implying that it is "illegal", ...IS (...at best) COMPLETELY-ASININE.

Microsoft is NOT, "...trying to make sure you dont use its 5 year-hard-working and expensive software in an illegal way". Microsoft is trying to PERMANENTLY-REVOKE (through technological-means) YOUR BASIC RIGHTS as a "consumer".

What is TRULY "unfair"... is MILLIONS of "hard-working" consumers, and businesses, ...after spending THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY, being told by a REPEATEDLY CONVICTED-MONOPOLIST, ...that they [purchasers/consumers] do not, -actually-, own the "products" they buy...
Posted by Had_to_be_said (384 comments )
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They have gone too far
I wouldn't have a problem with MS requiring a new activation code with every re-install. That would allow them to catch the professional pirates who make illegal copies and sell them (thus costing MS big bucks). It would also allow them to catch the amateur pirates who buy one copy and install it on 3 or 5 or 10 PCs (thus collectively costing MS big bucks). In return, MS could lower the price and could offer "family packs" like they have done with the student version of Office. This would make MS's honest (and longsuffering) customers happy, and would make customers out of the mildly dishonest people. That's a win-win-win situation.

But the announced policy? It won't catch the worst pirates, the pros, the ones who most hurt MS's bottom line. The casual pirates will be unable to afford 3 or 5 or 10 full-price copies, so they will find an alternative OS. Lousy customers as they were, they were still customers. As their financial situation improved, they might have become honest customers. Instead, MS will lose them permanently, not to mention giving them a grudge to settle.

The persons behind the announced policy should be given the heave-ho, and MS should publicly apologize to their user base. Anything else will be cutting their own throats. (Sell your MSFT stock now, while you can!!)
Posted by dmm (336 comments )
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Hardware Changes
How do hardware changes figure into these changes? If I change my motherboard does that count? What about my hard drive? Where is the line drawn?
Posted by wraith808 (16 comments )
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IE7
Installed IE7, which took a looong time. Tried it and it froze. Killed it with Windows task manager and went back to Firefox.
Posted by deke6955 (2 comments )
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Installed IE7
And rebooted. Had an issue with explorer locking up. Rebooted again and it cleared up. So far, that has been the only issue. Note: IE7 was installed to test compatability with our corporate applications. No issues at present... but we do not have alot of custom written apps either. The ones we do have seem to work fine with it.
Posted by Seaspray0 (9714 comments )
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Only 1 PC transfer allowed
I am 100% anti piricy, but I do not want to lose the priveledge of being able to update/change my home PC's. I would agree with this new philosiphy if Vista was affordable, but in where I reside, WinXP costs over $400. The only way I would go along with this 2-computer limit is if Vista cost less than $100 per licence. If not, I'm switching to an alternative.
Posted by JM_Brazil (57 comments )
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The choice is yours!
Look guy, nobody is forcing you to upgrade to Vista. There is a
contract, that if you don`t like it, just click disagree and that is it.

Wanna use Vista, play by the rules or just keep using what you use
now and stop whining.

BTW get a real job that pays you enough... Vista is not for the poor.
Posted by MicroFreak (11 comments )
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Consumers will ultimately decide what they want
Each consumer will make his/her choice based on what suits their needs and what they are willing to spend to get it. I agree with MicroFreak on this. If consumers do not like any of the offerings, they will stick with what they have or not buy altogether. If you think any posts here are going influence the overall picture, think again. What percentage of the populace reads these posts anyway?
Posted by Seaspray0 (9714 comments )
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The choice is not totally yours!
I can't believe people are still posting useless comments like you did, a monopoly company like Microsoft, there are so much more issues involved than simply stating "choice".
Here, I provide a definition for Monopoly, study more and then comment. <a class="jive-link-external" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly" target="_newWindow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly</a>
Posted by hillsolo (2 comments )
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Are you glad you pirated Microsoft before?
Here's why this happens - consumer Geek McGee doesn't have money for the latest OS to run World of Junkcraft and surf for the latest rubber band porn. So he steals a copy. Geek believes it's hit "right" to have the latest OS. Makes illegal copies and gives them to his equally lame friends, many of whom could afford to buy it. So Mega-Soft creates next generation OS with "evil" security to prevent copyright violations.

It's your world, Geek. Now live in it.
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