Re: vista installation
yeah, there's something i have heard about vista having a built in virus type thing, where if you have a pirated version it will just slow down or something.
windows is stupid, though, all that could be wrong is the system clock is off and it will think it is a pirated version (it has happened to me 3 or 4 times)
Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"
"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"
whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put