Allegedly, on or about 28 June 2017, John Morris sent:
And as for the earlier recomendation to get a Windows license off
eBay, be very careful. I tried that for a machine I was repurposing
as a beater for one of the grandkids. It never had a Windows COA
(built to run Linux) so I needed a license so he could dual boot to
play games. Got a sealed Win7 Pro OEM "system builder" pack for <$40
from a U.S. seller that looks identical in every way to a known good
one (bought from NewEgg) but it required phone activation so it
probably isn't kosher.
My understanding was that only an Original Equipment Manufacturer can
sell/supply those OEM versions of the OS, and only to go with a
particular PC (one of those "not to be sold separately" conditions).
With only a retail package being something that could be sold as
Not that I give a damn, any time I've used Windows, it always gave me so
much grief that I just don't want to have anything to do with using it.
It's the perfect counter-example to: Look it it this way, it can't
possibly get any worse.
[tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 3.9.10-100.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Sun Jul 14 01:31:27 UTC 2013 x86_64
(always current details of the computer that I'm writing this email on)
Boilerplate: All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted, there is
no point trying to privately email me, I only get to see the messages
posted to the mailing list.
I'd just like to say that vinyl record crackles and pops are far less
annoying than digigigigital mu-u-u-u-usic hiccicicicups and
yooo-----------------u tu-----be ....... pauses.