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Windows 7: Oh, the humanity: Windows 7's draconian DRM?

19 Feb 2009   #11
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Well, software piracy is something of a grey area in my opinion. Photoshop, well yeah i have used a cracked version in the past. I liked it so my mrs bought it for my birthday. But the thing is that whilst i appreciate the fact these companies have to make money i sometimes cant help but see why software piracy exists. If companies did not charge so much then im sure people would legit buy it.
having said that im sat running 7022 which is a leak. So they irony of it all lol


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19 Feb 2009   #12
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Yeah, thats my POV also. I usually buy my utilities, but when prices are excessive and my usage is infrequent i enter into the black zone.
But installing first in a VM configured like your host is maybe a bit safer

There's no way on earth i'm going to pay more then around 100 euro for win 7 for example, when an OEM version costs half that.
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14 May 2009   #13
Gremline

Win7
 
 

If Microsoft is setting itself up as the arbiter of legality or fair use, they're asking for an onslaught of hacking to override their 'built-ins'. Or a lack of new product sales. Win 7 doesn't do enough better or well enough, to warrant this truncation of personal liberty.

This is the 'free' copy, I wouldn't pay for such a service.

When Nero stops working, and even the on-board disc burner balks at burning some tracks, Win7 is going beyond the pale. Like having a gun that is selective about its targets - perhaps a 'good' thing, but then, why would a gun like that be needed at all?
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14 May 2009   #14
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gremline View Post
If Microsoft is setting itself up as the arbiter of legality or fair use, they're asking for an onslaught of hacking to override their 'built-ins'. Or a lack of new product sales. Win 7 doesn't do enough better or well enough, to warrant this truncation of personal liberty.

This is the 'free' copy, I wouldn't pay for such a service.

When Nero stops working, and even the on-board disc burner balks at burning some tracks, Win7 is going beyond the pale. Like having a gun that is selective about its targets - perhaps a 'good' thing, but then, why would a gun like that be needed at all?
How did Win 7 do this? Read the article again. The writer is full of sh*t. There is no way Windows did what he said. He's making it up.

PhreePhly
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14 May 2009   #15
Meyithi

Win 7 7201 x64
 
 

I've cracked everything I need to just fine in 7. I should also point out that I own the games but patch the exe's with no-DVD patches and use mini-images because I refuse to sit here like a muppet swapping DVD's when the game content is on the computer in it's entirety!
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15 May 2009   #16
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

oh, what a douche.
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16 May 2009   #17
monopoly

 
 

I try what I want when I want. If it is a crack or a needed keygen, then that is My Business, not the OS to tell me what I may, can or should do. If I like the program and decide that it is what I need, then I pay for it. If I decide to keep it and not pay for it, then that is also My Business.

Don't get me wrong, I buy alot of stuff, but I don't need anyone looking over my shoulder!
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16 May 2009   #18
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Guy in the OPs article is a douche. Everyone knows you need to add a rule to your hosts file to redirect adobe cs4 products.
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16 May 2009   #19
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Sorry but I treat anything written in slashdot with a pinch of salt since its all news stories written by members of the public and not staff.

I also seem to remember stories around Vista disabling sound cards, but that never happened.
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16 May 2009   #20
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Eh, its this guys dumb fault, blaming the OS seemed to be the easy way out, people like this should be at the bottom of a very deep hole in some place that no one cares about.

Enzo.
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