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Old 08-20-2006, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think that I saw something like this awhile back, but I can't find it now...

Anyone have any comments on the US$25.00 Windows XP that is being sold at the website link below?

http://www.littlesoftwareshop.com/mi...ows-xp-pro.htm

Thanks for your input.
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Old 08-20-2006, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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$25 + $20 shipping = $45.

That's too much for me to gamble on not getting anything, or getting a pirated copy.
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The fact that it lists Linux, Windows, and Mac OS as platforms (for an operating system) seems a bit odd. Also, a WHOIS search says that the company that owns the domain is in Malaysia (Software Piracy is Rampant in small Asian countries, so Trotter's hesitation seems valid) and it is not listed as a secure site.

I'd pay a little extra for peace of mind by getting an OEM copy from NewEgg.
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Thanks for the advice.

Spork 2.0, nice to know about "WHOIS", good tip!
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