Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2005 17:49 UTC
Windows Microsoft is tightening the noose for those people running illegal or pirated copies of its Windows XP/2000 software on their systems. Starting Tuesday, it will be mandatory for users of this Windows software to certify that their software is a genuine and legal copy before they will be able to receive any updates except security patches.
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RE: I pay for windows
by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 26th Jul 2005 23:57 UTC in reply to "I pay for windows"
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Why does all the worst crap always come from anonymous posters?
SUSE has *always* been available for free download, via FTP until 9.0. Since 9.1 also as isos. In order to add anything missing you use either YaST or APT, if you have any brains.
Same for Mandrake/driva: download the free isos, then configure urpmi to download everything else.

Also talking of " pirating all the pay-for linux distros" is extremely stupid, because sharing linux is never illegal.
People will always buy boxed distros or pay for club memberships regardless, in order to support linux and their fav distro.
And even if all the commercial distros died, there would always be excellent free ones: ever heard of Debian, Slackware, Gentoo, Kanotix, Ubuntu, to mention
just a few?

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