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Old 07-28-2005, 06:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Rico you can't be serious about the Microsoft enployee thing.
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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no i would think it mit be MS people as they know everything and plus they can get alot of money just for doing it.
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Old 07-28-2005, 11:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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meh, MS has no chance.. people wants the power to run whatever they want on their computer, legally or not..
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Old 07-29-2005, 12:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't see this as being a huge thing in the future... fewer and fewer people build their own PCs or buy from small vendors.

Back when I was just getting started in computers, my first build was a P 133, 64mb edo, 2gb hdd, S3 ViRGe VX, and back then, if you were "in the know" you built your own box. These days, its easier to just buy a Dell and option it out, for most people.

And when you buy a Dell,HP,Compaq, etc, you automatically are going to get a legit version of Windows.
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Old 07-29-2005, 12:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
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yeah, but also the people who bought their computers like 4 years ago, probably had ME, and they thought it would be cool if they have XP because they got a "hook-up"....

That is also what they are checking for, even tho the computer had a legit older version.

Also I do know for a fact that if someone has XP Pro, it is most likely a non legit copy that is milking off of a volume license.
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Old 07-29-2005, 05:10 AM   #16 (permalink)
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this is rather funny. I got my updates just before they put that in, not that would have effected me anyways
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:05 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Way to makes complete asses out of your self Microsoft. For that, I offer up a sadistic golf-clap...
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Who are these people that spend all of this time cracking stuff... I wish I had that much time on my hands

Maybe if they charged a reasonable price for the software it wouldn't be stolen so much... not that it gives those who've stolen it a right to do so... but you get the idea.
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Old 07-29-2005, 05:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
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companies have fount the right price for thier software when people dont pirate it.

Or offer like the company that makes FTP EXplorer.

If your a student, and can prove it, can use thier software for free on an Educational Licence. I am a student and i did prove it and now i have a Legit copy of FTP Explorer.
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Not to drag this too off track, but, piracy drives prices *up*, not down.
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