BlueScreenOfDeath, on Oct 14 2006, 11:44 PM, said:
The downside of Open Source...thats the answer to your alternative question. As far as purchasing it ..thats something the retailer must deal with..so many people can easily snatch a key and return the disk which is exactly why you cant do that today. by all means though if people feel inclined to use alt operating systems im not gonna hold a knife to their throat and say no cause to each their own. Your not being spied upon, theres not a underlying conspiracy ... even then its not just MS doing things that might appear shady..at the least they verify your key is legit other than that nothing else is done. All it does is cross reference your key and its validity against its database...they arent looking for cookies saying u went to x64bit.net or neowin and think right off the bat that your a script kiddie..have some faith in them...real people do work inside that big ole place we like to call Microsoft.
Bloated...so you want your super fast computer to run the OS of say ... Windows 2000 or 98? ...what a waste of money. Bloated in what way... i dont see bloat... i see features that make things easier and help us get more done. Just because you might not use it doesnt designate it as bloat. The main reason why UAC exists is for one reason and i learned it today: I cleaned off a computer that had 29 virus' on it , was running Windows XP home, and didnt have any good AV on it that was up to date... Vista has UAC to protect the idiots from breaking their own machines.. a protective sandbox as it were... would i have had nearly as many problems had it been running UAC and Windows Vista... no because Vista doesnt allow virus' direct access to things like XP so blindly does... The hardware and OS have to work together... and if its just the hardware doing all the work then you might as well go back to using DOS cause thats what it amounts to.
Your ability to burn cd's and dvds - the joint communication of hardware and your OS and its software
Your ability to watch videos - your hardware and OS communicating together...
1 isnt leading the other ...and as stated before ...no ones forcing you to run vista..so if your not 'happy' with it ..dont use it. But dont knock it before you have looked at the benefits of it and not just the cosmetic stuff because yea its RC2 but it hasnt been released yet.
I agree there has an always will be problems with people breaking the laws an stealing, However to penalize everyone regardless of guilt is wrong too, the only work around that would be fair to everyone would be to print, in big bold letters the terms of the EULA on the outside of the packaging, or atleast to be seen from the outside, if they ignore it then, at that point its there own fault. And preinstalled software, that I dont know how they could deal with, most new computers come with window, of one version or another. If someone dont know the terms are they penalized, you bet. needs to be some other way, but I guess someone smarter then I will need to think of it.
I also think the stealing goes both ways, Big company's are not exempt I know they put alot of money into their projects, the employee's, and alot of other things however what comes out of that, software that is LICENSED not sold, spyware, an ads targeted to specific portions of the audience based on internet browsing history's, an prolly alot more.
By the way, nice to meet you Ryan, I may have some vocal opinions, but at the same time, I understand the reality an the work they deserve credit for alot of things, I just wish the world was not quite what it is.
Edited by Camaro, 15 October 2006 - 05:03 AM.