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[6]: This has to be a joke
by Moulinneuf on Fri 17th Feb 2006 17:55 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: This has to be a joke"
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"According to the US Dept of Justice's"

REJECTED. The US gov switch its stands on anything depending on who'spaying them that week. Also charge where made and brought up , but where eventually dropped in the US.

"Apple Mac OS ... protected development."

REJECTED. Mac OS X is based on closed BSD , If it where impossible technically to run on other platform BSD would only run on PPC. Core Duo would not exist either ...

"OS/2 was ...the US. "

REJECTED. IBM choose to deliberatly not support its OS as it wrongly believed that Operating system did not mather.

"Linux and BSD were ... immune from the effects of market forces. "

REJECTED. Red Hat , Novell , Mandriva , Linspire , etc ... are all inside the commercial software marketplace.

"Why are you ignoring the facts?"

You havent given any.

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