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Postby Marrea » Fri May 12, 2006 4:24 pm

Much as I enjoy using Windows, as I think most of you know, I had not been planning to change from XP to Vista when it is released but just to sit back for a while and observe how others got on with it.

However, the more I read about it, the more I begin to think that Vista is going to be a complete disaster and I think the likelihood of me ever upgrading to it is very remote indeed.
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Postby towy71 » Fri May 12, 2006 6:19 pm

\o/\o/\o/ hurrah!
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Postby TheDoctor » Sat May 13, 2006 7:53 pm

Marrea wrote:I had not been planning to change from XP to Vista when it is released but just to sit back for a while and observe how others got on with it.


Following that principle means I'm still running Windows 98SE. :)
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Postby Marrea » Sat May 13, 2006 8:11 pm

TheDoctor wrote:
Following that principle means I'm still running Windows 98SE. :)


Actually I still run a copy of Windows 98 (first edition) on my old PII desktop and think it's great for things like word processing, spreadsheets and internet/email. Unfortunately a lot of present-day software requires XP and something a bit faster than 450MHz !
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Postby alloydog » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:15 am

WGA

It just keeps getting better:
Second Class Action Lawsuit over Microsoft's WGA...
8)
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Postby Hello » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:54 pm

alloydog wrote:WGA

It just keeps getting better:
Second Class Action Lawsuit over Microsoft's WGA...
8)


it says no ersonally identifiable information is collected on the EULA
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Postby M0PHP » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:32 pm

What MS say and what MS do are usually two different things :P
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:44 pm

latest thing to pop up in the autoupdates is the "Microsoft user feedback survey"
spam and spyware just got legitimate!
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:15 pm

Latest news is that there are now several class action law suits aginst MS in the states, and may be some in the EU too, because the WGA install violates several anti-spyware, trojan, EULA etc laws.
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Postby towy71 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:21 pm

and the EU have increased the fines that MS already face, I think their CEO is barking mad ;-)
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Postby GMorgan » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:18 pm

But surely spying is legal if MS do it, thats how the law works surely. If these cases are upheld then where does that leave the TCPA.
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