MS tightens the cuffs. Have fun, Windows users. LOL - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Member's Area > Off Topic Discussion
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-13-2006, 02:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,191
Talking MS tightens the cuffs. Have fun, Windows users. LOL

http://it.slashdot.org/it/06/10/12/2240214.shtml

Quote:
"TechWeb has posted an article regarding Vista's new license and how it allows you to only move it to another device once. How will this work for people who build their PCs? I have no intention of purchasing a new license every time I swap out motherboards. 'The first user of the software may reassign the license to another device one time. If you reassign the license, that other device becomes the "licensed device," reads the license for Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, and Business. In other words, once a retail copy of Vista is installed on a PC, it can be moved to another system only once. ... Elsewhere in the license, Microsoft forbids users from installing Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium in a virtual machine. "You may not use the software installed on the licensed device within a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system," the legal language reads. Vista Ultimate and Vista Business, however, can be installed within a VM.'"

Overly Critical Guy points out more information about changes to Vista's EULA and the new usage restrictions. "For instance, Home Basic users can't copy ISOs to their hard drives, can't run in a virtualized environment, and can only share files and printers to a maximum of 5 network devices."
LOL can't copy ISOs. WTF?!?!
Sure am glad there is a free alternative, with much better results.
__________________

The General is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 02:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

In about a year or so, Microsoft will probably offer "trials" of Windows Vista for $200. Yes, trials.
__________________

talldude123 is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 02:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,191
Default

How is Windows Vista not a trial in-and-of-itself?

Off-Topic: Did you get a hair cut? Nice to see you with a real processor.
The General is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 03:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: N/A
Posts: 1,486
Default

I don't plan on supporting Microsoft any time in the near future by buying their software. XP & Linux (and eventually OSX) are good enough for me.
Vybuni is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 03:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by The General
Off-Topic: Did you get a hair cut? Nice to see you with a real processor.

No, my hair is long actually. Perhaps the sun isn't baking my brain

JK.

I got paid today, so i bought myself a present. The computer was cheap. $370. And it does everything. No lagging at all. My celeron is actually sitting in my garage, collecting cobwebs. I might set it up for that new TF folding thing; assuming it can handle it.
talldude123 is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 03:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
aliasaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,400
Default

this reminds me, when's that google OS comin out?
__________________
"Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand." -Confucius
aliasaid is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 03:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

Soon. Google 07 launches next month

Next, they're taking over the internet. Then the world
talldude123 is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 04:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
Imperial Space Womble
 
Harper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,903
Default

WELL THAT SUX!!!!! As I am changing motherboard all the time to in order to repair some one's computer.
Not to mension the number of times that us computer geeks seem to be upgrading their hardware.

Can some one point me in the direction of starting to get Linux on my PC. I am not going to pay Micro$haft money every time I rotate my hardware around.

Like the only people i see this benifiting it the people that just purchase off the shelf PCs like your DELLS and COMPAQ and what ever.
__________________

"I FEEL SO GOOD I FEEL SO NUMB, YEAH!!!" -- Rob Zombie
Main Rig - AMD FX-8350x8 4.0Ghz CPU, 4x 8Gb (32Gb) DDR3 Ram, Gigabyte GA-970A-D3, GeForce GT 970 4Gb, 1x 256Gb SSD\8Tb (3+2+2+1) SATA HDD, DVDRW, SB X-Fi, Win 10 (64-bit)
Asus N61JV-JX231V - Intel Core i5 3437u (1.9 - 2.4 GHz), 12GB, 640GB, 16" Display, nVidia 325M 1Gb, DVD-RW, Win 10 (64-bit)
Mobile Phone : Samsung Galaxy 5 Note SM-N920IConsole : Play Station 4
Harper is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 04:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
ATIRAGEPRO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,400
Send a message via AIM to ATIRAGEPRO Send a message via Yahoo to ATIRAGEPRO
Thumbs down "6SICK6..."

I dun TOLD yall that Mocrosoft is the devil... but din't nobody believe me!!!!!

And I take it that BILL GATES would also be against net neutrality.....

Vista is coming, so the Antichrist will follow soon after....
__________________


Quote:
Originally posted by bonehelm
WTF ROFLMAO !!!! WTF OMFG LOL !!!! PARDON THE ****KING CAPS IM SO ROFL NOW !!!

I just found out I\'ve been using direct X 8.1 since its out.
He who knows when enough is enough will always have enough... - Lao Tzu
ATIRAGEPRO is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 10:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Disillusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 810
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Harper
Can some one point me in the direction of starting to get Linux on my PC. I am not going to pay Micro$haft money every time I rotate my hardware around.
www.ubuntu.com
and
www.ubuntuforums.org

I am REALLY starting to hate Windows more and more.

I wish Apple would release OS X for PCs.

They need to stop worrying about selling their computers (which are almost PC clones now with x86 processors) and start selling the OS X operating system preloaded with all the drivers and stuff for PCs like Windows does. I think that eventually all these Windows users would start seeing how much Windows sucks and how OS X is a much better operating system.
__________________

__________________
CPU: Intel i7 2600k @ 4.4 GHz
Cooler: Cooler Master V8
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
GPU: EVGA 560 Ti
HDD: Cruicial M4 SSD 128 GB
HDD 2: WD VelociRaptor 300 GB
PSU: Corsair TX650w
Case: Corsair 600T Graphite Series
Disillusion is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.