Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 22:08 UTC
Oracle and SUN Here is OSNews' review of Xandros Desktop Home Edition Premium version 4.0 (a mouthfull). Xandros Systems was so kind as to provide OSNews with the top of the line version of their product, which includes, among other things, complete copies of Versora Progression Desktop, CrossOver Office, and various non-Free drivers and utilities. Read on for the complete review.
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RE[5]: Activation.
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 6th Oct 2006 15:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Activation."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

n the absence of any evidence of wrongdoing

So there is no evidence that piracy in the software world exists?

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RE[6]: Activation.
by twenex on Fri 6th Oct 2006 15:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Activation."
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Thom, don't be silly. There is evidence that software piracy exists, and that crime exists. That doesn't mean you or I can legitimately accuse the other of being a software pirate, a thief or a rapist without any evidence that the other has in fact pirated, stolen, or sexually assaulted some{thing,one}.

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RE[7]: Activation.
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 6th Oct 2006 15:48 in reply to "RE[6]: Activation."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom, don't be silly. There is evidence that software piracy exists, and that crime exists. That doesn't mean you or I can legitimately accuse the other of being a software pirate, a thief or a rapist without any evidence that the other has in fact pirated, stolen, or sexually assaulted some{thing,one}.

So let me get this straight-- by having an activation scheme in its OS... Xandros accuses me of being a pirate? I'm sorry, but that makes no sense.

In The Netherlands, students get subsidised by the state. The amount of this depends on whether I live with my parents, or alone; when I live alone, I get a lot more money from them. The government checks whether I *really* live on my own. Does that mean the government thinks I'm a fraud?

Of course not.

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RE[6]: Activation.
by sbergman27 on Sat 7th Oct 2006 05:35 in reply to "RE[5]: Activation."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Thom,

In a community this cozy, if you treat your customers right, and show them that you trust them, there is every reason to expect that they will deal straight with you. Possibly even sending a little more money than required.

By requiring activation, Xandros is setting the tone for the relashionship. And it's not a good tone.

I'll admit there is a gamble involved. Xandros is on the conservative, conventional side of the gamble. But, in this case, I suspect it is also on the losing side.

-Steve

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