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RayC
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      02-12-2010

"Sweetpea" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:56:33 +1300, raycnz wrote:
>
>> "~misfit~" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:hl32p3$7cg$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org...
>>> Somewhere on teh intarwebs Malcolm wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>> Just a heads up in case it happens...
>>>> http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/new...-windows-from-

> booting.ars
>>>
>>> Hi Malcolm. You have mail on your coyote gmail account. --
>>> Cheers,
>>> Shaun.
>>>
>>> "Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and
>>> he's warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchet, 'Jingo'. Nota
>>> bene: 'Return to' email is very rarely checked, if at all. It's spam
>>> city but is a req. of my NNTP providor.
>>>

>> Killed my ASUS laptop with windows vista home premium quite dead.
>>
>> Would not boot up after downloading the last two other vendor updates.
>>
>> had two load vista on repair setting to get it going again
>>
>> Really peeved off with MS once again

>
> Why do you continue to use Microsoft's software when you can be almost
> certain that this sort of
> fundamentally botched update will happen yet again and you will almost
> certainly be inconvenienced
> yet again?
>
> Why not migrate to using non-Microsoft solutions that will continue to
> enable you to meet your
> objectives?
>
>
> --
> "Filtering the Internet is like trying to boil the ocean"


I would rather trust Steinlager than Double Brown would cover the reply.

 
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Sweetpea
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      02-13-2010
On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:46:06 +1300, RayC wrote:

> "Sweetpea" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news(E-Mail Removed)...
>> On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:56:33 +1300, raycnz wrote:
>>
>>> "~misfit~" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:hl32p3$7cg$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org...
>>>> Somewhere on teh intarwebs Malcolm wrote:
>>>>> Hi
>>>>> Just a heads up in case it happens...
>>>>> http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/new...stops-windows-

from-
>> booting.ars
>>>>
>>>> Hi Malcolm. You have mail on your coyote gmail account. --
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Shaun.
>>>>
>>>> "Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and
>>>> he's warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchet, 'Jingo'. Nota
>>>> bene: 'Return to' email is very rarely checked, if at all. It's spam
>>>> city but is a req. of my NNTP providor.
>>>>
>>> Killed my ASUS laptop with windows vista home premium quite dead.
>>>
>>> Would not boot up after downloading the last two other vendor
>>> updates.
>>>
>>> had two load vista on repair setting to get it going again
>>>
>>> Really peeved off with MS once again

>>
>> Why do you continue to use Microsoft's software when you can be almost
>> certain that this sort of
>> fundamentally botched update will happen yet again and you will almost
>> certainly be inconvenienced
>> yet again?
>>
>> Why not migrate to using non-Microsoft solutions that will continue to
>> enable you to meet your
>> objectives?

>
> I would rather trust Steinlager than Double Brown would cover the reply.


Is that a similar statement to you'd rather trust the Mongrel Mob than trust the police?


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peterwn
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      02-13-2010
On Feb 13, 11:51*am, "impossible" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> "peterwn" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>
>
>
> > On Feb 12, 11:10 pm, Sweetpea <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >> On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 12:29:00 +1100, Mike Dee wrote:
> >> > I've mentioned that Windows 7 systems will be "downgraded" to
> >> > "non-genuine" status if they're flagged as suspected pirates. What does
> >> > this mean?

>
> >> What that means, is that Microsoft is adding yet another crippleware
> >> "feature" onto your computer that
> >> does not benefit the owner of the computer.

>
> >> It means, you pay for the bandwidth to add that "feature", and the
> >> bandwidth for it to call home regularly.

>
> >> It means, nuisance, inconvenience, potential embarrassment, and an action
> >> taken by Microsoft to install
> >> software onto your computer that does not benefit you or make your
> >> computer operate more efficiently.

>
> >> And, you know what, the truly shameful thing is that people - even people
> >> who should know better - will
> >> simply bend over yet again and lube up for Micro$oft yet again, to
> >> solidly screw them yet again!

>
> > It is unlikely to affect corporates and institutions, only small
> > users. *The large users have the clout to demand that Microsoft does
> > not subject users to this sort of surveillance and control, simply by
> > theratening to move to open source. *In any case state and integrated
> > schools can load up computers as required for legitimate school use
> > without any real licencing problems since it is covered by Microsoft's
> > global licence.

>
> > In the case of small users it is potentially a pain in the neck for
> > them and those who maintain their computers. *A failed motherboard may
> > well force a user into purchasing a new Windows and Office to get up
> > and running again. *This is especially where the user no longer has
> > rescue or distribution CD's and the product ID's. *If the Microsoft /
> > Education Ministry global licencing scheme falls over, compliance
> > workloads on schools will increase and they will start seriously
> > looking at open source solutions.

>
> > In this regard the Albany Senior High School open source computer
> > operation must be a big worry for Microsoft and I would not be at all
> > surprised if it becomes a focus of Microsoft's lobbying and marketing
> > attention aimed at board members, teachers, parents and pupils (eg MS
> > virtuallly giving away copies of Windows and Office to the local
> > community). *This is because as long as that school keeps going the
> > open source way, it provides a template and operatng experience base
> > for other schools.

>
> FUD, FUD, and more FUD. How pathetic!
>
> If you're a pirate, beware. But if you own a license, you have nothing
> whatsoever to worry about.


Until one day, when you have deadlines pouring out of your years and
your computer freezes up because of a bug at Microsoft's end. Do not
believe it could not happen? - then consider Murphy's law.
 
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Mike Dee
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      02-13-2010
peterwn wrote:

> On Feb 13, 11:51Â*am, "impossible" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

[...]
>>
>> FUD, FUD, and more FUD. How pathetic!
>>
>> If you're a pirate, beware. But if you own a license, you have nothing
>> whatsoever to worry about.

>
> Until one day, when you have deadlines pouring out of your years and
> your computer freezes up because of a bug at Microsoft's end. Do not
> believe it could not happen? - then consider Murphy's law.


And perhaps someone who has a pirated copy that has generated a license
code identical to the one "impossible" uses - which locks him out?
Improbable? maybe, unlikely?, maybe, Impossible? no.

Could he sort it out? Likely. But the inconvenience? Most assured.

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