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Windows 7: Continuing the Fight Against Piracy.

11 Jan 2010   #31
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

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11 Jan 2010   #32
heres2ferrari

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

all i have to say is it's AMAZING how many people i know who pirated the upgrade from windows 7 versions to windows Ultimate
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11 Jan 2010   #33
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

well my win ultimate came courtsey of microsoft as a launch party host, but it's sad that so many people pirate it especially considering most of them have no use for the professional features. sure the built in xp mode is nice but their are other options.
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11 Jan 2010   #34
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
well my win ultimate came courtsey of microsoft as a launch party host, but it's sad that so many people pirate it especially considering most of them have no use for the professional features. sure the built in xp mode is nice but their are other options.
If you are going to pirate Windows 7 (the host OS), why would you really care about getting the versions that provide XPM. Wouldn't you just pirate Windows XP as well???? Or likely have already pirated it?
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11 Jan 2010   #35
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i know people that pirated vista to put on OEM machines equipped with xp, then went back and installed a pirated version of xp on the same machine and are now running pirated 7 ultimate(mostly just because it's the most expensive version)
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12 Jan 2010   #36
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Does downloading from Technet (paid subscription) count as "Paid for OS".

Cheers
jimbo
It does to me

EULA - not so much.
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12 Jan 2010   #37
HJA

 

When MS went public they created more millionaires over night than any other company ever. However when you look at the product it's defective. They have a Beta then after say a year they put it out for sale. The problem is it is still Beta, only #2. They have patches, updates, etc. They have the public test it, then they sell it, and then fix it constantly until they decide to do it all over again. All other software mfgrs must modify their product to make it work with MS. I know, there are millions of lines of code but look at it. It fits on a 25 cent cd/dvd. They spit these out by the 10's of thousands, and charge up to $300+. But we pay for it!
Why? They have a monopoly. I know there is Linux, etc but it's all about money. Software mfgrs go where the profit is. MS makes billions and everyone wants a cut.
This PC I just got will last me 10 years like the last one. I guess if you average it out ....Oh well.
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12 Jan 2010   #38
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

HJA - Windows isn't perfect but it ain't defective, and what does that have to do with employees becoming millionaires? If you don't like a product, don't use it. I used Macs for many years because they made superior products. I don't think they do any more, thus I don't use Macs.

If you're that worked up against MS, invent a better product than they do. Go work for a company that competes against them. Don't buy MS anything. You live in a country where you are free to gripe - but you are also free to change your lot in life if you really want to. Or you can just complain about how crappy you think capitalism is and be miserable.
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12 Jan 2010   #39
HJA

 

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Or you can just complain about how crappy you think capitalism is and be miserable.



I realize I have a choice, but with mass production generally things go down in price. This hasn't happened with MS OS. It's interesting when a company controls the market and prices. No competition is what we have. If more programs would be produced for Linux I might try it. And if it's not defective why updates, patches and SP's. What if you had to take your car in once a month for a "Service Pack"? I'm not trying to cause an argument. Just a comment. Just an observation. Win7 is the best system from MS yet.
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12 Jan 2010   #40
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HJA View Post
If more programs would be produced for Linux I might try it.
Tons of applications are available for Linux. However, you have to accept that many are alternatives to Windows versions and are thus different. For me, gaming is the massive lacking area...however I generally console game so I don't mind much. The biggest issue for average users and Linux is just complexity...as not much that they know from Windows translates into using Linux.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HJA View Post
And if it's not defective why updates, patches and SP's.
No software is perfect and will be updated and patched. This is true for Windows, Linux, Apple OSX and almost every application that I have ever used. And even if not patched for being defective, as new hardware is releases, additional support is often needed, or newer drivers or patches to properly make use of it. This is no fault of the operating system.
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