__/ [Mark Kent] on Sunday 19 February 2006 18:22 \__
> begin oe_protect.scr
> Technomage Hawke <technomage-hawke@xxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> ...And only if Google does not censor that writing by omitting such
>>> content from search results. Mind you, If MSN search ever catches up, it
>>> could rewrite history. Bill Gates invested a lot of his money in a
>>> History of Computing Museum. *smile*
>>> Another prominent crime: turning a blind eye to piracy in the early,
>>> sweeping true facts aside and then sobbing in a crocodile tears fashion.
>>> Oece piracy expanded like a debacle, this needed to be stopped. But
>>> people were already hooked and dependent on a package that locked their
>> here is a new wrinkle on windows vista: subscription only use.
>> basically, it goes like this: you register the product and pay for a years
>> time on it. if, at the end of your subscription period, you fail to
>> "re-up", any documents you may have made are locked, as is the OS you
>> created them on.
>> In case you think this is just rumor, I have it on credible sources that
>> this is where Vista is headed by mid 2007.
>> I'd hate to be one of the users on that OS when it locks them out and they
>> have to have a report done for their job the next day.
>> At least linux won't pull this kind of game.
> I'll wager that this will not happen, but the rumour will be circulated,
> so that when the very nasty licensing terms are released for Vista, they
> won't seem quite so bad as this, so people will ignore how much nastier
> they are than last time.
When one pays by credit card in installations (unlock edition-bound features
of Vista), the ripoff will be difficult to sense in one's pocket. It's that
old marketing trick. People buy Windows, then Office, then AV software (or
OneKer). It never ends and the pertinent expenses are larger to sum up, so
are rarely discarded or assumed to be nominal.
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