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Oracle and SUN Here is OSNews' review of Xandros Desktop Home Edition Premium version 4.0 (a mouthfull). Xandros Systems was so kind as to provide OSNews with the top of the line version of their product, which includes, among other things, complete copies of Versora Progression Desktop, CrossOver Office, and various non-Free drivers and utilities. Read on for the complete review.
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RE[3]: Activation.
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 6th Oct 2006 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Activation."
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(When things go wrong, and they do, it can take *hours* to get the problem resolved and the program "activated" so that the customer can start using the thing that they have *ALREADY PAID FOR*


I've jumped through the hoops due to a valid XP license failing activation on more than one occasion, with client's computers. But if it had been one of my own computers, then my reaction would have been "Flush 35 minutes down the toilet because of a broken anti-piracy system, or find an Anti-WPA crack... tough call."

and are now paying more for, by the hour, in support time!)

No kidding. I recently gained a small organization as a new client because several of their copies of *a certain popular Anti-Virus suite* kept de-activating themselves (and refusing to re-active, naturally). The response they got? "You're past the end of your free support period. If you want us to attempt to resolve this for you, that will be $35 minimum." They might as well have added "Oh, and would you like the number of our nearest competitor?"

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