OT Re: Introducing Windows Vista, Freeware Version

Luciano Rocha strange at nsk.no-ip.org
Wed Dec 5 16:16:59 UTC 2007


On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 10:57:12AM -0500, Mark Haney wrote:
>  Antonio Olivares wrote:
> > --- Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com> wrote:
> >>     I was checking the stock quotes (market is up
> >> today) I saw the subject title. Read the article and this guy says
> >> you can buy Vista and make copies for friends and the friend can use Vista
> >> with just tiny problems. The author said that Microsoft is worried
> >> about Linux.
> >>
> >> Karl
> >>
> >> -- 
> >>
> >> 	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
> >> 	Linux User
> >> 	#450462   http://counter.li.org.
> >>
> >> -- 
> > Which article?  I am curious.  Just like the National
> > Enquirer "Enquiring minds want to know"
> > Regards,
> > Antonio 
> 
>  It's possibly this one:
> 
>  http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/12/introducing_win.html
>  'Tiny problems'? I think not.  I would hate a 'Activate Now' reminder every 
>  hour on the hour while I was trying to work.  And besides, without WGA, what 
>  more data is MS collecting in it's place?
> 

The article states: "In short, after Vista SP1, anyone can run a fully
functional copy of Windows Vista without having to pay for it."

But this doesn't mean Vista becomes freeware, copying it is still
generally illegal.

-- 
lfr
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