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Microsoft admits XP phones home every day!

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I'd never install this... 1st rule of thumb is to disable automatic updates. I said it before in another thread... the more updates I installed, the more things broke.

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oh maybe thats the reason my music playlists got back in the wmp library,well it still needs some work,little things,wouldnt take them long. and dell too
 

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I think it's only a matter of time before the software industry aggressively pursues pirates just as the music industry has, and the movie industry is beginning too!
 

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This is only an issue if you are using a pirated version of Windows, and even then it's not a big deal...
 

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Correct. If you are using pirated Windows, it will still allow you to get security updates and the like. This says it brought legal action against those who SELL pirated Windows. Big difference...
 

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rdale said:
Correct. If you are using pirated Windows, it will still allow you to get security updates and the like. This says it brought legal action against those who SELL pirated Windows. Big difference...
Big difference compared to what?
 

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What I'm saying is that whether you are using a pirated version of Windows or not, the "phoning home" is not a big deal. It's a problem if you are selling pirated Windows, but you're acting illegally so there's no tears for you!
 

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rdale said:
What I'm saying is that whether you are using a pirated version of Windows or not, the "phoning home" is not a big deal. It's a problem if you are selling pirated Windows, but you're acting illegally so there's no tears for you!
That appears to be true for now. However, what's to stop Mr. Gates from going after individuals after the hit list has been compiled?

If the RIAA can force the parents of 12~15 year olds to settle out of court for $15,000.00 because their kid downloaded a few songs worth a couple bucks, imagine the consequences of an adult using an illegal copy of Windows, or Office worth several hundreds of dollars!
 

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Nothing is. Moral of the story - don't use illegal versions of Windows.
 

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"Really what you're talking about is someone saying, 'Look we've put something on your computer and it might go screwy, so we're going to kind of check in every day,'" he said.

hahahahahahaha...its called an operating system....hahahahahahahahahaha

They already know its screwed up.
 

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Software Piracy Costs Industry $34 Billion
Only if everyone running pirated software would have bought a legitimate copy if they couldn't have pirated it. That assumption is ridiculous.
 

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Al42 said:
Only if everyone running pirated software would have bought a legitimate copy if they couldn't have pirated it. That assumption is ridiculous.
It wasn't my assumption.
 

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I'd place pretty good odds that most people running pirated XP would have purchased it if MS locked them out completely.
 
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