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#10367 18-Nov-2006 00:37
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http://digg.com/software/Windows_Vista_testers_get_free_copy_of_RTM

Anyone here going to be getting a copy?

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#52902 18-Nov-2006 01:04
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Some people did. I got a copy, but I already have MSDN anyway.

By the way, I posted about this before (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/freitasm/1730). Actually posted about Vista on MSDN before other sites as well (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/freitasm/1727).





 

 

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#52905 18-Nov-2006 01:40
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Yes I'm writing this from RTM now.

Its very very good. Expect a very biased review on my blog over the next couple of days.

Well done Microsoft. Best Windows to date.

 
 
 
 


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#52907 18-Nov-2006 02:04
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I had a look at the Digg 'article' and have come to the conclusion that Digg readers are in the same category as SlashFUD readers... retards. 98% complaining because they were CPP members and didn't get a free copy of Windows. Need I say more?

Stupid people are everywhere. Always wanting something for nothing... A bit like all the trolls who demand highest quality broadband for nothing. Grrrr

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  #53525 24-Nov-2006 15:48
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I got a free copy from MSDN which was nice.

I'd probably run it as my main OS at home if:

a) my PC had the memory and video grunt to run it;
b) my work VPN software worked properly;

I'd probably run it as my main OS at work if:

a) updates worked in a domain where SUS is already running
b) I knew what the hell I was doing with IIS7

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#53540 24-Nov-2006 18:15
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You did not get a free copy. Read the MSDN agreement: you have got 10 licence activations to be used for testing and development purposes, not for commercial or personal use.

The only exception to this rule on MSDN licence is for Office programs, where you have 10 activations licence for development and testing, plus one activation licence for commercial use.

I have a MSDN subscription but still have to pay for the Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server software running on this machine (Geekzone), since this is a production environment.





 

 

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  #53618 25-Nov-2006 15:04
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It really depends on you definition of "free".  Sure, it's not "free" as in no strings, but it is "free" as in no cost to me.


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