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victor
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      01-29-2010
Enkidu wrote:
> victor wrote:
>> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>>> In message <hjl4u4$jkg$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>, victor wrote:
>>>
>>>> The issue I have used the registry office removal tool for has been for
>>>> installing a previous Office version because there are subtle
>>>> variations
>>>> in output to pdf between Word versions.
>>>
>>> You DO know that, when you buy an upgrade licence, you lose the right
>>> to run the older version?

>>
>>
>> **** off Noddy.
> >

> Yeah Lawrence reckons that you are illegal from the moment that you
> remove the upgrade from the shop until you rush home and immediately
> install it.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Cliff
>


If our documentation department wants a particular version, then we pay
for the version that they want, licensing costs aren't an issue.
If we need to use a simple tool to prepare for the downgrade we use it.
Why are these two freetards wetting themselves over it ?
 
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      01-29-2010
Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <hjqod3$5c8$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>, victor wrote:
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>> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>>
>>> In message <hjl4u4$jkg$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>, victor wrote:
>>>
>>>> The issue I have used the registry office removal tool for has been for
>>>> installing a previous Office version because there are subtle variations
>>>> in output to pdf between Word versions.
>>> You DO know that, when you buy an upgrade licence, you lose the right to
>>> run the older version?

>> **** off Noddy.

>
> Are users of proprietary software really that sad, that they cannot go
> through a typical working day without being a software pirate?


**** off Noddy.
 
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      01-29-2010
Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <hjqo7h$5c8$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>, victor wrote:
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>> Sweetpea wrote:
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>>> No. not "magically". By telling it what to include in creating the
>>> package you're also telling it what to remove.
>>>

>> That would be a bit inconvenient if you had to start from scratch every
>> time you upgraded.

>
> Who says you have to?


If the instructions for removal are to remove everything that was
created, then you will have to start from scratch.
One would hope that anyone designing an upgrade process could manage a
little better than that.
 
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      01-29-2010
Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <hjqnpk$5c8$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>, victor wrote:
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>> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>>> In message <hjktmp$eep$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>, victor wrote:
>>>
>>>> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> In message <hjjjln$18g$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>, victor wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Its not really new information that the Microsoft registry accumulates
>>>>>> obsolete entries. I can't believe it is still the target of such faux
>>>>>> indignation
>>>>> What is new information is that this stuffs up subsequent
>>>>> installations.
>>>>>
>>>>> Is that a reasonable way to design software, do you think?
>>>> It may be new information to you, but it is an annoyance that others
>>>> have had to deal for quite a while.
>>> You make it sound like, it’s been a bug for so long, it would be wrong to
>>> fix it now. Like people expect it to be there, and if it were gone, they
>>> would need a whole lot of retraining to cope with the new behaviour!
>>>
>>>> I don't think it is intended by design.
>>> It may have been inadvertent to start with. But if they have known about
>>> it, but refused to fix it for such a long time, then you can say it has
>>> become deliberate.

>> <shrug>
>> Why would I care ?

>
> The fact that you made so many postings trying to rationalize it away.


Deliberate or accidental, it makes no practical difference to the process.
So again.
Why would I care ?
 
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