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Marrea
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

\o/\o/\o/ hurrah!
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheDoctor wrote:


Following that principle means I'm still running Windows 98SE. Smile


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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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WGA

It just keeps getting better:
Second Class Action Lawsuit over Microsoft's WGA...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alloydog wrote:
WGA

It just keeps getting better:
Second Class Action Lawsuit over Microsoft's WGA...
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it says no ersonally identifiable information is collected on the EULA
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What MS say and what MS do are usually two different things Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

latest thing to pop up in the autoupdates is the "Microsoft user feedback survey"
spam and spyware just got legitimate!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the EU have increased the fines that MS already face, I think their CEO is barking mad Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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