Linked by David Adams on Fri 18th Apr 2008 15:54 UTC, submitted by CIozzio
Legal A Microsoft executive sent out a snotty email chastising anyone who has been encouraging people to purchase the Vista upgrade and install it without owning a valid Windows license. People discovered long ago that the Vista upgrade, which costs half of what full license costs, will install on new hardware without verification of a previous install. Microsoft's Eric Ligman points out, to those people who weren't aware, that this is just as much a violation of the license as "borrowing" an install disk from a friend.
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dsuse
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2007-09-04

I submitted a post to Eric Ligman's blog site last week. I did not use harsh language, I just pointed out that I thought that I felt his article perfectly summarized Microsoft's attitude toward their customers, and that his inclusion of the intelligence-denigrating graphics was a nice touch along this line. I mentioned that those who were too *dense* to pay Microsoft *properly* could always just use open source. I also mentioned that the open source community actually helps each other out just because they care about each other, unlike certain other money-based arrangements.

Eric Ligman must have deleted my post, as other posts dated later that say things like "Plez Eric, make vista a little bit better" can be found proudly displayed on his site.

THANK YOU ERIC LIGMAN FOR SHOWING ME WHAT OPEN-MINDED QUALITIES YOU AND YOUR PROPRIETARY, THOUGHT-STIFLING COMPANY HAVE.

Thankfully the rest of the non-microsoft world has open minds and open source, and a community based on mutual respect, not on fear, intimidation, and corruption. I do not trust you or your company, at all, and would recommend that no one use your *black-box* software solutions due to your track record of anti-competitive business practices, and the way you treat your users like idiotic criminals (as made very clear by your post).

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