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Re: Vista gonna destroy computers?

  • Subject: Re: Vista gonna destroy computers?
  • From: Hadron Quark <qadronhuark@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 11:28:30 +0200
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Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> __/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Friday 06 October 2006 00:00 \__
>> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Handover Phist
>> <jason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>  wrote
>> on Thu, 05 Oct 2006 21:36:38 GMT
>> <slrneiaulm.5bs.jason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>>> hym3n_h0l0c4$t@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :
>>>> Just saw a newsbite on the elevator telly claiming that Vista will be
>>>> doing permanent damage to non-licensed computers.
>>>> If even possible, I can't help but think this is a bad idea:   What
>>>> happens
>>>> for inadvertant copyright violators?    What about "false positives"?
>>>> I'm dying to see how this one pans out.
>>> That cant be right. Even MS knows they dont have rights to the hardware,
>>> just the software.
>> Why would they want such? :-)  Hardware is a lower-margin business.
> ...Wasn't there some issue with IBM over a decade ago? Rex happened to have
> mentioned damage at hardware-level, which by the way is
> possible. Whether

Yes Roy. We know. Jesus.

> it's a possibility /here/ I very much doubt it. The compensation/lawsuits
> over other hardware, e.g. XBox 360, were suffieciently damaging. They even
> encourages Microsoft to *gasp* merge a few divisions for financial purposes
> (reports), as means of hiding/mitigating the scale of failure and keep up
> appearances for that next press/investor's conference.

When accessing HW directly its always possible to damage it : whether by
bus contentions or overclocking.

Nothing rocket science about it.

MS will not be damaging peoples HW on purpose if they have no
license. Is this thread for real?

> Best wishes,
> Roy

"All language designers are arrogant.  Goes with the territory..."
(By Larry Wall)

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