the joys of the new MS Vista EULA....ho....ho....

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by thingy, Nov 2, 2006.

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    thingy Guest

    thingy, Nov 2, 2006
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  2. Is that not any different to XP?
    Andrew Lambert, Nov 2, 2006
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    thingy Guest

    The Eula for XP never specifically said one upgrade....but that
    apparantly is what it meant to say....somewhat best described as badly
    worded....which is interesting for what is a supposed legal document...


    thingy, Nov 2, 2006
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    a Guest
    a, Nov 2, 2006
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    Mutlley Guest

    Mother board I believe and it will not activate if the MOBO is changed
    more than once where as XP doesn't care at this point. However Billy
    boy and his money grabbers will no doubt close that loop hole as well.
    Mutlley, Nov 3, 2006
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    Mutley Guest

    However in saying that it would appear that M$ has bowed to pressure
    and changed their minds on this..
    Microsoft changes Vista license terms
    Mutley, Nov 3, 2006
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    Max Burke Guest

    Mutlley scribbled:
    It only becomes their money when YOU voluntarily and willingly give it to
    them. YOU dont have to do that you know. Why dont you tell me why you'd
    buy a product when you didn't like (or want to comply with) the sellers
    terms and conditions of you buying and using that product?

    It seems a tad stupid to me if that's what you're complaining about. (and it

    Dont like Microsofts EULA? Then dont buy the product. It really is that
    Max Burke, Nov 3, 2006
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    steve Guest

    .....and the sheeple will put up with it rather than learn new things and
    set themselves free.

    Psychologists should be studying the reaction to this very closely.
    steve, Nov 3, 2006
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    steve Guest isn't that easy.

    Buying a bare PC (no OS) from a major vendor is very difficult and very
    few major vendors offer any choice other than Windows.

    Even if they sell you the bare system, they will almost certainly charge
    for the Windows license you don't that is the deal they have
    (usually secretly) signed with Microsoft.

    When Vista comes out, it will be the only choice before too much time
    has passed.

    Not easy.
    steve, Nov 3, 2006
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    -=rjh=- Guest

    It is not that easy.

    WGA was in no way part of the original EULA for Windows 2000.

    MS unilaterally changed the terms of the license, five? years after the
    product was released! The user has no recourse, and in most situations
    will have to accept the new license.
    -=rjh=-, Nov 3, 2006
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    Max Burke Guest

    -=rjh=- scribbled:
    Let me re-phrase that....

    Dont like the EULA AND WGA? Then dont use the product.
    You can even unilaterally stop using the product and Microsoft cant do a
    damned thing about that.

    It really IS that easy.
    Max Burke, Nov 4, 2006
  12. Perhaps it's just as well, then, that major vendors do not account for the
    majority of the PC market.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 4, 2006
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    MaHogany Guest


    A contract/licence cannot be unilaterally change after it has been agreed.

    Ma Hogany
    MaHogany, Nov 4, 2006
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    MaHogany Guest

    Agreed. - and there are several superior alternatives to M$ Windows now

    Ma Hogany
    MaHogany, Nov 4, 2006
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    Max Burke Guest

    MaHogany scribbled:
    Several alternatives? Sure.

    Superior? That's a matter of opinion...

    Max Burke, Nov 4, 2006
  16. Not if apps your business reply on are only available on a M$ OS. That
    means finding an acceptable replacement, and training your users to use
    it, then migrating all your data and projects over. Even if the new OS and
    apps are all free this is not going to be cheap.
    Rupert Boleyn, Nov 5, 2006
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    Peter Guest

    It's called a monopoly - get used to it.
    Just be happy in the knowledge that this monopoly power enables Microsoft to
    extract massive profits from vast numbers of victims^h^h^h customers.
    Our Commerce Commission, which is supposed to protect consumers from such
    monopoly abuse, doesn't seem interested in doing anything about it.

    Peter, Nov 6, 2006
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    Who Am I Guest

    What monopoly ?
    There are multiple
    OS Choices
    Application choices
    Hardware choices

    Exactly WHERE is the monopoly ???
    Who Am I, Nov 6, 2006
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    Max Burke Guest

    Who Am I scribbled:
    In Peter's Linux addled mind.

    It is (going by the obsessive ranting of many Linux users about Microsoft) a
    requirement to be a Linux user. You have to beleive that Microsoft is the
    equivalent of the 'great satan' to be a true linux user...

    Max Burke, Nov 7, 2006
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    Who Am I Guest

    In Peter's Linux addled mind.

    It is (going by the obsessive ranting of many Linux users about Microsoft) a
    requirement to be a Linux user. You have to beleive that Microsoft is the
    equivalent of the 'great satan' to be a true linux user...


    Well I am not a linux user, not a microsoft one. Mind you I al also old
    enough to have used TRS-80s when they were new and remember the hay-day
    of computers where there were hundreds of different brands of hardware
    and OS's. I have the source code for some, service manuals for some and
    appreciate access to them. Open source was common back then too, linux
    is certainly NOT the be all and end all of OSS.

    Personally I do not care about the difference between OSS and Closed
    Source, what I DO care about is useability. The most expensive part of
    the computer is the person at the keyboard. For example, many lawyers
    charge at $300/hr (some $1000/hr!), if I can make that person 1 MINUTE
    more productive each week then over a year they have made an extra
    (rounding up a little) $300-1000. SO, If I get him to buy an application
    for $500 and he uses it for 3 years then we are ahead of the game by
    between $400-2500.

    Too much of the OSS community works on the basis that a persons time has
    ZERO value, that may be true for them, but it is NOT true for the people
    I work with/for. If I believe that Linux/Windows/Mac OSX is the best
    option for that user then that is what I recommend. By also giving then
    something that they are familiar with, they also have less need for ME,
    which means I can support more people so the overall costs of ownership
    for each machine is reduced.

    What I DO believe in though is that Data formats and Network protocols
    need to be open, after all the data created belongs to the owner, NOT
    Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Red Hat, etc etc etc.

    IF OSS can supply the best software that is more useable, then we will
    use it, if it comes as a commercial package, we will use that instead
    because I understand that the cost of software is the cheapest part of
    the system.
    Who Am I, Nov 7, 2006
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