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  Reply # 64232 18-Mar-2007 23:23
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Fossie: *calls the Microsoft Police*
*watches them arrest pebbles*
*steals her laptop*



well aren't you just mean!

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  Reply # 64244 19-Mar-2007 07:42
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But Microsoft thinks pirates are good:

PiracyRUs: Microsoft asks users who steal software to steal from them

A rather startling article at InformationWeek has quoted Microsoft’s business group president Jeff Raikes acknowledging that piracy of Microsoft’s software inevitably leads to some of those pirates actually deciding to buy Microsoft’s products and services instead of stealing it all, thereby putting money in Microsoft’s pockets after all.






 

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 64284 19-Mar-2007 12:42
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Btw Fos, it's a desktop, my laptop is a hunk of junk!!!







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  Reply # 64285 19-Mar-2007 12:45
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Maybe you should let him steal it then!

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  Reply # 64341 19-Mar-2007 22:10
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Would anybody even feel slightly guilty for stealing a sports car off Bill Gates?
Anyways nice box.

..computer I mean.

I wonder if XP is gonna become cheap enough to be worth buying (for me) now with Vista out.

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  Reply # 64343 19-Mar-2007 22:13
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what OS does the sports car in question run?

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  Reply # 64363 20-Mar-2007 07:47
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weblordpepe: Would anybody even feel slightly guilty for stealing a sports car off Bill Gates?
Anyways nice box.

..computer I mean.

I wonder if XP is gonna become cheap enough to be worth buying (for me) now with Vista out.


XP has always been inexpensive, if you know how to buy it.  First, enrol at your local polytechnic or university in an inexpensive course and then with your new ID card either buy a copy from their computer store (if they have one) or go to Harvey Norman or Dick Smith or wherever. 

Then either withdraw from the course and get your money back, or do the course, happy in the knowledge that Microsoft is paying for your education.



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  Reply # 64365 20-Mar-2007 07:59
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put virtual pc on your vista machine so you can run xp on it aswell, then you can run all your programmes.

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Reply # 64368 20-Mar-2007 08:07
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weblordpepe: Would anybody even feel slightly guilty for stealing a sports car off Bill Gates?


Wrong question. It implies that you think it is ok to steal from someone that's better off, not only in terms of magnitude. This is certainly not the right mindset.






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