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Re: [News] [Rival] Vista 7 to Self Destruct for Testers Today

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____/ Quantum Leaper on Tuesday 02 Mar 2010 21:17 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Phil Da Lick! on Monday 01 Mar 2010 11:06 : \____
>>> On 01/03/2010 11:03, Lusotec wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> PCs running Windows 7 trial set to turn cranky
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>>>>>> ON MARCH 1, Microsoft Windows 7 Release
>>>>>> Candidate users will lose control over their
>>>>>> computers. Their PCs will start shutting down
>>>>>> every two hours, even if they haven't saved
>>>>>> their work. And, On June 1, the screens will
>>>>>> go black. World's largest software maker
>>>>>> Microsoft's business strategy for pushing
>>>>>> hard to sell its new Windows 7 by exerting
>>>>>> control over users' PCs has opened a
>>>>>> pandora's box.
>>>>> `----
>>>>> http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/infotech/software/PCs-running-Windows-7-set-to-turn-cranky/articleshow/5609936.cms
>>>> I downloaded and installed Windows 7 RC and at the time it was
>>>> clear that it would stop working eventually (I don't remember if
>>>> there was an exact date set).
>>> The date was set ages ago.
>> Microsoft gave many free copies to give the illusion of adoption.
> So it bad for Microsoft or any other company to do public Beta testing with
> a limited time beta?

No, not the beta. Microsoft can issue a company 10 licences of Vista 7 (even if
they will actually be XP) and call that 10 _SALES_ of Vista 7.

Microsoft did the same type of cheating with Vista.

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