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"On Tuesday, Microsoft was granted US Patent No. 7,536,726 (it was filed in 2005) for intentionally crippling the functionality of an operating system by 'making selected portions and functionality of the operating system unavailable to the user or by limiting the user's ability to add software applications or device drivers to the computer' until an 'agreed upon sum of money' is paid to 'unlock or otherwise make available the restricted functionality.' According to Microsoft, this solves a 'problem inherent in open architecture systems,' i.e., 'they are generally licensed with complete use rights and/or functionality that may be beyond the need or desire of the system purchaser.' An additional problem with open architecture systems, Microsoft explains, is that 'virtually anyone can write an application that can be executed on the system."

Read this ****.
 

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............. what the hell.............just what the hell are they thinking............. i hope i understood that wrong, but did they just say that they were going to make people pay, to install programs. WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING why dont they just make us pay for a computer, pay to open the box, then pay to plug the thing in, then pay everytime we want to turn it on, then pay every time we want to install a fecking program. (wait lets not give them ideas)

gah............../small rant

oh well could of seen this coming
 

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lol, as if this matters, anyone with the skill can CRACK THIS RIGHT OUT.

this is killbits btw.....
 

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OMG LET'S OVERREACT!!!oneone!1111

Calm down. Jeez. This is just so windows customers can upgrade their windows version without buying a new one. This is a good thing, not a bad one. If someone gets Windows 7 Business, and in a year decides "Crap, I really could use that media center", then that person can pay a marginal fee to upgrade his software, as opposed to buying a new copy of windows.
 

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maybe not much but still:

WINDOWS VISTA (PRODUCT) RED

Bill Gates pledges his $58 billion fortune to charity... rather than his children | Mail Online

Bill Gates's Charity Work

I aint no bill gates supporter or anything dont get me wrong he isnt a saint though at least he's doing something, thing which many rich f.... dont do they rather get buried with the money.
doesn't he get tax benefits for doing that? i don't think its so simple as just being mr nice guy
 

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doesn't he get tax benefits for doing that? i don't think its so simple as just being mr nice guy
Thats true to, though there where more charity's done than needed if it was just for the tax benefits he could have done much lesser though he done way to much for just tax benefits.

You really are an enthusiastic advocate of M$'s corporate policies aren't you?
i dont know how things are in Spy case but in mine i dont like unfair accusations :p
 

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I know a company's reason for doing something might be their original intent; but the power the patent gives the company wielding it still allows them to become just a bit more mac-ish.

I hope windows doesn't become a big bloated app-store.
 

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You really are an enthusiastic advocate of M$'s corporate policies aren't you?
No, I just feel people regard them unfairly because they're successful. They've made some mistakes, yeah, but nothing deserving of the sheer malevolence the general public regards them with. They can't do ANYTHING, good or bad, without people seeing some hidden agenda or conspiracy. I find the bandwagon M$ hate asinine.
 

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i dont know how things are in Spy case but in mine i dont like unfair accusations :p
It's not just this, Spyhop defends M$ in practically EVERY discussion about this topic. Jeez its a freakin' money-drunk capitalist corporation, there's no getting around that.

No, I just feel people regard them unfairly because they're successful. They've made some mistakes, yeah, but nothing deserving of the sheer malevolence the general public regards them with. They can't do ANYTHING, good or bad, without people seeing some hidden agenda or conspiracy. I find the bandwagon M$ hate asinine.
See above :p
 

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It's not just this, Spyhop defends M$ in practically EVERY discussion about this topic.
No, I just bring a modicum of reason into subject matter that people tend to regard very unreasonably.

Jeez its a freakin' money-drunk capitalist corporation, there's no getting around that.
So their crime is being a business and making money?
 
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