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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 02:19 PM
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7. That's why I've got an enterprise-class license code tattooed
Edited on Fri Feb-17-06 02:20 PM by DS1
to the inside of my leg :rofl:

/not really

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  -FYI: Microsoft: Upgraded Motherboard = New Windows License landdaddy  Feb-17-06 02:14 PM   #0 
  - "You have no choice, so I'll do what I want"  shoelace414   Feb-17-06 02:14 PM   #1 
  - You will learn to love it.  acmejack   Feb-17-06 02:16 PM   #2 
  - This is for the OEM version that ships with Dell, HP, etc.  Beelzebud   Feb-17-06 02:16 PM   #3 
  - This applies ONLY to OEM licenses  Caution   Feb-17-06 02:16 PM   #4 
  - MS let me transfer OE XP Pro to a new machine about a month ago  guruoo   Feb-17-06 02:40 PM   #32 
  - First of all,  DemonGoddess   Feb-17-06 02:17 PM   #5 
  - It only applies to OEM vendors.  Warren Stupidity   Feb-17-06 02:33 PM   #27 
  - That's probably how they can tell if your copy of Windows is  alfredo   Feb-17-06 02:41 PM   #33 
     - They say this also can happen if you make a lot of hardw upgrades  guruoo   Feb-17-06 02:50 PM   #35 
        - Remember when the customer was always right?  alfredo   Feb-17-06 03:07 PM   #41 
  - My DIY box runs Linux  alcibiades_mystery   Feb-17-06 02:17 PM   #6 
  - That's why I've got an enterprise-class license code tattooed  DS1   Feb-17-06 02:19 PM   #7 
  - I have my MSDN license from the initial XP release  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:22 PM   #10 
     - *pfft*  DS1   Feb-17-06 02:25 PM   #12 
     - I have that for my Office 2003 install  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:26 PM   #14 
        - got that too  DS1   Feb-17-06 02:29 PM   #20 
           - LOL . . . I didn't know that XP Pro could perform spreadsheet and  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:30 PM   #23 
              - see edit, I just pulled out my list  DS1   Feb-17-06 02:31 PM   #24 
                 - LMAO . . .  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:32 PM   #26 
                    - I had a subscription at one point too  DS1   Feb-17-06 02:34 PM   #28 
                       - I never had to download it, they shipped me CD's.  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:36 PM   #30 
     - I Wondered About That.  jayfish   Feb-17-06 02:59 PM   #38 
  - Linux, everyone!  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Feb-17-06 02:22 PM   #8 
  - "Linux is definately ready for primetime" - I've heard that since 1999  Beelzebud   Feb-17-06 02:28 PM   #18 
  - Hey, it's true.  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Feb-17-06 05:17 PM   #73 
  - Never Buy XPHome For Anything.  jayfish   Feb-17-06 03:01 PM   #39 
     - There is almost no difference between XP home and XP Pro  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:12 PM   #43 
        - My parent's hit that limit a while ago...  Solon   Feb-17-06 03:33 PM   #60 
  - As others have pointed out, this applies to OEM versions only  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:22 PM   #9 
  - Interesting little fact...  Solon   Feb-17-06 02:24 PM   #11 
  - Window Media Center, to my understanding was never intended  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:27 PM   #15 
     - True, but you can get it at newegg with any hardware purchase...  Solon   Feb-17-06 02:30 PM   #22 
        - Yes, but when sold as an OEM product, you are bound by OEM  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:31 PM   #25 
           - Hence the reason MCE isn't that popular with DIY mediaPC people...  Solon   Feb-17-06 02:47 PM   #34 
  - Yes  high density   Feb-17-06 05:04 PM   #71 
     - I've not had problems with activation either  DemonGoddess   Feb-17-06 05:11 PM   #72 
  - So, if you buy computer (hardware) from Dell, et. al., and it gets fried..  Dunvegan   Feb-17-06 02:25 PM   #13 
  - No, that's not what it says. It says if you upgrade the motherboard  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:28 PM   #16 
     - Read the article? LOL And miss all the M$ bashing?!?!  Beelzebud   Feb-17-06 02:29 PM   #19 
        - Really, why educate yourself when you can hop on the bandwagon?  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:29 PM   #21 
        - LOL  trotsky   Feb-17-06 02:36 PM   #31 
  - Hell, I got rid of Windows XP because after my last upgrade...  Solon   Feb-17-06 02:28 PM   #17 
  - Headline totally misleading.  Warren Stupidity   Feb-17-06 02:34 PM   #29 
  - Easy fix for this - my next computer will be a Mac.  FormerRepublican   Feb-17-06 02:52 PM   #36 
  - So, your solution to a clarification of a licensing requirement regarding  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 02:56 PM   #37 
     - Not To Mention The Fact That Apple Is No Less Stringent...  jayfish   Feb-17-06 03:06 PM   #40 
     - Also not to mention the fact that with Apple, you must use Apple computers  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:10 PM   #42 
        - NOT true. I've worked in plenty of mixed environments.  FormerRepublican   Feb-17-06 03:15 PM   #46 
           - That's not what I said. I said that with a Mac, you must use Mac hardware  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:17 PM   #47 
              - You are aware that Apple recently switched to Intel chips, right?  FormerRepublican   Feb-17-06 03:19 PM   #50 
                 - For someone that claims to be an expert, you don't know much about  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:21 PM   #52 
                 - Dude, I used to be a support engineer for a Mac hardware Mfr.  FormerRepublican   Feb-17-06 03:51 PM   #66 
                 - Yes But It's Proprietary In The Fact That...  jayfish   Feb-17-06 03:22 PM   #54 
                    - Thank you.  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:23 PM   #55 
                    - OSX86  guruoo   Feb-19-06 10:39 AM   #75 
                    - Probably the most proprietary thing are the Motherboard and the OS.  FormerRepublican   Feb-17-06 04:16 PM   #67 
     - Macs are moving to standard PC hardware. And every part in a Mac...  FormerRepublican   Feb-17-06 03:12 PM   #44 
        - The point is that YOU can't replace it.  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:15 PM   #45 
           - Er... OS X is Unix based. If I can find BSD drivers for the hardware...  FormerRepublican   Feb-17-06 03:17 PM   #48 
           - You do know that hacking or reverse engineering the OS is a violation  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:18 PM   #49 
              - Uh - how much do you know about Unix?  FormerRepublican   Feb-17-06 03:25 PM   #56 
                 - In case you are interested...  Solon   Feb-17-06 03:30 PM   #58 
                 - You have to hack the kernel in order to make it work with PC hardware  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:43 PM   #64 
           - Actually, there is a hack now for Mactels...  Solon   Feb-17-06 03:20 PM   #51 
              - Once again, by hacking the system, you violate the license agreement  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:22 PM   #53 
                 - Actually, I was just making an observation, plus I'm critisizing Apple...  Solon   Feb-17-06 03:27 PM   #57 
                 - That wasn't really addressed at you per se. n/t  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:41 PM   #63 
                 - Again, OS X is based on Unix BSD, which is open source.  FormerRepublican   Feb-17-06 03:32 PM   #59 
                    - I believe the Mach kernel is proprietary though...  Solon   Feb-17-06 03:39 PM   #61 
                       - You are not allowed to reverse engineer the OS in any way.  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 03:40 PM   #62 
                          - Who said anything about reverse engineering...  Solon   Feb-17-06 03:50 PM   #65 
                             - Hacking the kernel is, by the legal definition, reverse engineering. n/t  ET Awful   Feb-17-06 04:31 PM   #68 
                                - OK, your right, but that also doesn't mean it violates the license...  Solon   Feb-17-06 04:46 PM   #69 
  - Bill Gates, Operation Footbullet, and King Canute  Pigwidgeon   Feb-17-06 04:46 PM   #70 
  - Firstly, It Is Only OEM For Non-Damaged MoBo's. Second, You Might Want To  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-17-06 05:20 PM   #74 

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