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Windows 7: Should Intel decide what software we can run?

17 Sep 2010   #11


Exactly but we have to live with it.. but how's this for an example.. What if DMCA had existed in the 1800s and a company secured a patent on steam powered reciprocating engines? Applying similar terms to that technology (you're not allowed to modify windows in any way.. even if you find a way to make it work better) gasoline engines would have never been invented and we'd still be breathing coal fumes every time we wanted to travel. Or if auto manufacturers sold cars with usage rights.. auto racing would not exist as a sport because it would be illegal to install a bigger engine or wider tires..

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17 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit

Absolutely not, I wouldn't buy any piece of hardware from them. I despise the moron who came up with this foolish idea.
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17 Sep 2010   #13

Vista/Windows 7

Thats just would kill computing as we know it. Why on earth would they even think of something so stupid?
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17 Sep 2010   #14


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burtie View Post
Thats just would kill computing as we know it. Why on earth would they even think of something so stupid?
Profits.. it would make owning a computer a lot more expensive
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17 Sep 2010   #15

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
As an Intel stalwart and having been one for over 10 years, if they do this on all their CPUs, then I jump ship to AMD.
Ditto, without question or hesitation. I will trash every Intel based PC I own and go buy AMD.

If Intel does something like this?

Immediately go and buy AMD stock.
You will make money.
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17 Sep 2010   #16

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

Ja... fortunately, I always use AMD products... so Im secure, now ntel can see their sells going down...
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17 Sep 2010   #17

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Why only x86 though?
As a test bed.

Remember, RFIDs started in the pet world with great vigor. Now they are in every new Passport since 2007. Where, exactly, do you think they are going next? And the US is not the only one.

RFID - pronounced like it is spelled. r fid

New World Order Slogan that is not far away.

"Keep your child safe and secure. RFID your kid"
"Do it for the children"

Or in the secret world,,,, "Federated Remote Finder Identification Device"
We always know where you are.

Woops,, Too late, you own and use a Cell Phone.
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19 Sep 2010   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I like most don't mind and company doing some things like this as long as I can turn the option on or off. Kind of like setting you firewall like you want it.
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19 Sep 2010   #19


I think people are just jumping to conclusions too soon. If you watch the actual IDF video where he explains this. It's pretty much like how WHQL works with drivers on Windows, and how they need to be signed to install on x64.
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22 Sep 2010   #20

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

they cant decide if you have AMD. Kinda another reason why i don't like Intel. Just stick to making CPU's please.
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