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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Demise Of The Empire
by hraq on Fri 17th Feb 2006 18:58 UTC
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When Empires are about to perish, they start to do illegal and unlogical things to even their people, much like Microsoft is doing these days. Licenses must be used by Governments not companies, like the license to drive, the license to practice medicine and yes the governmnet can change its license requirement or practices but Microsoft is selling a product thus it must not be a license and if Microsft doesn't agree to sell it as a product then it's acting like a government. US laws fOR SOFTWARE must be totally revised, because these laws are immature, not like our civil liberty rights which is hundereds of years old mature and agreed upon.

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