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2005-07-27, 00:48

Some of this made me laugh.. It's about M$ attempts to stem pirate software....

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But this is the best bit...


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They can get a free version of Windows if they fill out a counterfeit report identifying the source of the software, providing proof of purchase and returning the counterfeit CD.

If they are unable to provide all the information, filling out a report will entitle them to receive a copy of Windows XP Home Edition for the reduced price of 56 or Windows XP Professional Edition for 86.
Like you always get a receipt from your drug dealer or pirated software source, or your mates!!

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2005-07-27, 00:55

This is bad - me no like

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2005-07-27, 01:05

Smarty pants!
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2005-07-27, 03:37

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Smarty pants!
Because you never quoted me I can erase the evidence!

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2005-07-27, 10:07

LOL... piracy proof of purchase
Do these guys ever re-read their articles and think about how a reader would understand this.

Although.. if you go to a place like Russia, then you can buy pirated software from legit looking stores that have cash registers and everything and get a check. Although the way they put it is pretty funny!
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2005-07-27, 10:16

Ooh, can we request a free copy of Tiger instead?
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2005-07-27, 10:59

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LOL... piracy proof of purchase
Do these guys ever re-read their articles and think about how a reader would understand this.

Although.. if you go to a place like Russia, then you can buy pirated software from legit looking stores that have cash registers and everything and get a check. Although the way they put it is pretty funny!
And in Thailand too.. But it doesn't say that you bought a copy of M$ Windoze XP on it...

The proof of purchase thing is retarded whichever way you look at it.
It's simply part of PR double talk associtated with M$ trying to expand / hang on to market share.

Whilst they are legally in the right I am not sure they are morally inthe right anymore. They produce a sub-standard product and have a monopoly.

I, for one, am so glad that the death nell to this madness is already sounding.

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2005-07-27, 11:39

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I, for one, am so glad that the death nell to this madness is already sounding.
Amen.
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