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Re: [News] Washington Post: Windows Spies on Users Without Their Consent

  • Subject: Re: [News] Washington Post: Windows Spies on Users Without Their Consent
  • From: Bobbie <bobbie4(remove-this)@shaw.ca>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 00:11:18 GMT
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Shaw Residential Internet
  • References: <2587472.zvE9khfqE4@schestowitz.com> <4HQ3g.2028$%x.366@tornado.tampabay.rr.com> <4ba4gjF101f2oU1@individual.net> <Xns97B23ECA5960Ehpt@>
  • Reply-to: bobbie4@xxxxxxx
  • User-agent: Pan/0.14.2 (This is not a psychotic episode. It's a cleansing moment of clarity.)
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk comp.os.linux.advocacy:1104250
While performing an interpretive dance to Enya's Carribean Blue, High
Plains Thumper exclaimed:

> B Gruff wrote:
>> linuxiac wrote:
>>> They power it up in a bout a week, after unpacking it and
>>> setting everything up on the new desk they ordered and had
>>> to wait upon delivery... then, they go to register and
>>> find that their numbe has already been registered, and
>>> that they are now the thieves! 
>> My first reaction was "this guy is a fruit cake".
>> My considered reaction is, "This guy is likely on to
>> something.  I wonder how many local sellers are ripping off
>> MS, pre-loading stuff that they never paid for?"
>> You may scoff, but I have a large number of friends who
>> have bought locally, and sweet-talked the local supplier
>> into putting all sorts of things onto their new PC, - Pro
>> instead of Home, MS Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and it
>> all seems to be supplied at no extra cost, but WITHOUT
>> media - it's all pre-loaded!
>> Makes me wonder how often the OS is ripped also off by the
>> suppliers, and what this MS initiative will do to them. 
>> Don't get me wrong - I'm all for it - the more people have
>> to pay for (as opposed to steal) their MS and other
>> proprietary stuff, the happier I am! 
> I pondered similar questions, one was with 
> http://www.blacksunware.com/ 
> http://forum.pcmech.com/showthread.php?t=138837
> http://xtremods.com/vbulletin/archive/index.php/t-7447.html 
> are threads on legality.
> It now comes up as "Server not found.  Firefox can't find the 
> server at www.blacksunware.com."
> They sold download versions of XP Pro for under $50 US.  
> AFAIK, XP Home was like $39 US (22 GBP).  I was surprised to 
> see them stay in business as long as they did.

Here, let me reach into my spam filter and dig up dome dregs for you.


Gotta wonder though how authentic their copiy of Windows Office Pro 2003
is if they're selling it for $69.00 down from $550.00

Bobbie the Triple Killer is at http://members.shaw.ca/bobbie4/index.htm
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