Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 12:41 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows "Microsoft recently made a change to the licence agreement saying that a new motherboard is equal to a new computer, hence you need to purchase a new Windows licence. Here is what Microsoft has to say: "An upgrade of the motherboard is considered to result in a 'new personal computer' to which Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred from another computer. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created and the license of new operating system software is required." Please note that this does not go for retail copies of Windows, but only for OEM versions.
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RE[4]: Not enforceable in Finland
by brulle on Fri 17th Feb 2006 15:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not enforceable in Finland"
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> Courts and others in the EU seem hell bent of forcing Microsoft into a corner. This is going to backfire on a grand scale at some point.

What? Oh no, will they discontinue selling Windows in the EU? I think the MSFT shareholders would not like that.

Or will the corporate elites push for a US bombing campaign against Old Europe?

Or perhaps foreign companies should just abide by the rules of the countries in which they decide to do business.

It is reasonable that governments can protect customers from beeing ripped of by monopolist corporations.

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