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  • February 13th, 2007, 07:25 PM
    TrendyMartini
    Only here at TechIMO.. ask a simple question and you get a moral debate.
    I'm not saying that I in any way, shape or form agree with stealing.. of anything, software included.. but I do agree that Microsoft wants too much for products.
  • February 13th, 2007, 07:15 PM
    JLK03F150
    Quote Originally Posted by Cmptr-Gy-Dv View Post
    This is too funny, would somebody please show me something
    In this world that donít break, or need repair, your car breaks down
    You fix it, when it dies you go buy another one, bikes get flat tires,
    TVís go out, hell your shoes wear out, but boy if anything goes wrong
    With windows, then itís a Piece of crap, well if thatís your criteria for
    A piece of crap, then everything we own is a piece of crap,
    But look on the bright side, just think what the unemployment
    Rate would be if nothing ever broke,
    [OT]Refrigerators - the most reliable appliance there is. Most last 20+yrs without a bit of maintenance (other than vacuuming the dust/pet hair from underneath.





    Well, you asked. lol[/OT]
  • February 13th, 2007, 07:05 PM
    KarmaKiller
    LoL...
    I guess that's one way to look at it.
  • February 13th, 2007, 06:12 PM
    Cmptr-Gy-Dv
    This is too funny, would somebody please show me something
    In this world that donít break, or need repair, your car breaks down
    You fix it, when it dies you go buy another one, bikes get flat tires,
    TVís go out, hell your shoes wear out, but boy if anything goes wrong
    With windows, then itís a Piece of crap, well if thatís your criteria for
    A piece of crap, then everything we own is a piece of crap,
    But look on the bright side, just think what the unemployment
    Rate would be if nothing ever broke,
  • February 13th, 2007, 05:39 PM
    GroundZero3
    You make a valid point also Ultima, so would you do a subscription kind of way? I feel that is what MS might start doing next.

    Granted you will always have people who will pirate just because they are cheap. I know people who can afford the software, they just don't want to spend money.
  • February 13th, 2007, 05:17 PM
    Ultima
    guess I can't argue with ya there GZ3, but they do keep the prices high for a long time.

    I have windows xp pro, legit and all, and am enjoying the service MS is providing, but I guess my point is, that if they didn't make it THAT expensive at the start, more people would buy it legally instead of using a pirated version, so MS would make the money anyway I guess. Maybe even more.
  • February 13th, 2007, 04:50 PM
    EXreaction
    You can buy OEM if you want, that costs half of what the full version does.

    Plus you don't need to buy Ultimate, Home Basic or Premium is more than enough for 90+% of users and that is just as cheap as XP.
  • February 13th, 2007, 02:47 PM
    KarmaKiller
    I see your point Ground. People that write the software have to bring some bacon home. But at some point don't you think that $400 is a little insane for a operating system that doesn't vary too much from it's brother that was released 6 years ago with the sticker price that's half of that. I have no problem paying for software, despite what you think. I have a problem when it's so expensive that it costs you half a new machine to get it. So windows 2009 or whatever is released next, Would you pay as much for a operating system as you do the machine you put it on?
    At this rate the next MS system should only cost $800 or so...
    Title Loan here i come.......
  • February 13th, 2007, 02:34 PM
    GroundZero3
    There are other options out there for you that work just as well, such as openoffice.

    Total cost = Free

    Why cant a company make as much as they want on software they create an maintain? Will you die if you don't have it? When did there become a limitation on what amount a company is allowed to charge for software? Do you think we should regulate it or something? I guess one of the joys of having a free market.

    Plus lets break this down, a new operating or application comes out about 5 years. So say $400(Vista)/5 years = $80 dollars a year. For Xp 300/6 = $50 a year!! Xp came out in 2001 and Vista came out in 2007. That is almost 6 years! You people talk like you have to pay 400 bucks every year!
  • February 13th, 2007, 02:32 PM
    Ultima
    I agree to a certain point with you GZ3, but you do have to admit that the prices for some software are redicilious.

    I mean Office for instance, they make like 70% profit on that, I read that somewhere.

    So, my point is, I'm not unwilling to pay for software, but they could charge a little less for it.
  • February 13th, 2007, 01:59 PM
    EXreaction
    Quote Originally Posted by GroundZero3 View Post
    Because some people have a hard enough time with Windows
    If I was putting a PC together for someone who never used one before as a web surfing/text editing machine I would set them with Ubuntu...

    I think it would be far easier to start with that(as long as it is configured for the system correctly before you give it to him/her) then Windows(especially with a nice package manager. Show them how to use that and they can easily install anything they want).
  • February 13th, 2007, 01:14 PM
    KarmaKiller
    I was just joking man...I didn't mean to offend you if i did...Sorry..
  • February 13th, 2007, 11:39 AM
    GroundZero3
    No i don't work for MS, however i feel if something cost and you use it. Pay for it. Simple

    People have put time and effort into the software, the least you can do is support them. Espically when someone pointed out online that its only 10 bucks online.

    God forbid people pay for software
  • February 13th, 2007, 11:16 AM
    KarmaKiller
    Update:

    So i put xp on this machine and it was soooo slow i had to take it off, i should have known that that wasn't going to handle it. I got a cd key and everything is gravy now...Thanks for those that helped,You know who you are...

    And damn ground, do you work for MS? If not you should apply cuz your there biggest fan apperently.

    Thanks again and another problem solved by the techimo boards!!!
  • February 13th, 2007, 11:01 AM
    zepper
    AFAIC, anything pre-Win2k is public domain. And when the support ends for that, it becomes PD too.

    And I'll bet she does know how to run Lenox - don't they make fine china and crystal?

    ..bh.
  • February 13th, 2007, 10:18 AM
    GroundZero3
    Installation is painless if you have the right key. Installing windows isn't that bad, of course if you legally owned the software you wouldn't of had this problem.
  • February 13th, 2007, 10:14 AM
    KarmaKiller
    Thanks for all your help guys. EX- I use gentoo myself and ubuntu is good and all, but this girl i'm doing this for barely knows how to turn it on, let alone run any kind of lenox.
    And it's not like windows is hard to operate, it's just a pain in the ass if you don't have the right cd key. I hope i will never have to install 98 again.(for that matter any windows...lol)
    Thanks again all....
  • February 13th, 2007, 09:32 AM
    GroundZero3
    Quote Originally Posted by EXreaction View Post
    Why didn't anyone recommend Ubuntu?

    It sounds like it would be perfect for what you need, plus it is free...
    Because some people have a hard enough time with Windows
  • February 13th, 2007, 12:55 AM
    JLK03F150
    Quote Originally Posted by zepper View Post
    The CD Key has to match the type of CD it is: OEM for OEM, Full Retail for Full Retail, Upgrade for Upgrade. You'll also want the Unofficial Service Pack for Win98 SE from here: Unofficial Win98 SE Service Pack. They also have the 98 SE Option Pack that you might be able to use as well.

    .bh.
    Nice links.
    I still have a P3 box running 98SE. Great for running a few vintage games.
  • February 13th, 2007, 12:04 AM
    EXreaction
    Why didn't anyone recommend Ubuntu?

    It sounds like it would be perfect for what you need, plus it is free...
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