Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 22:08 UTC
Xandros 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[2]: Activation.
by egon_spengler on Fri 6th Oct 2006 15:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Activation."
egon_spengler
Member since:
2005-11-20

I paid completely legitimate US currency for a product, and then activation is required to fully use this product in its intended way. No, I refuse. And I submit that your implication that I am a thief is uncalled for. Either accept that something I paid for should work fully, or I get my money back.

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RE[3]: Activation.
by Adam S on Fri 6th Oct 2006 15:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Activation."
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

When you buy Tivo, you have to activate it to get the schedules.

When you buy music from iTMS, you have to connect to Apple's servers.

When you get a credit card, you have to call to activate it.

This is life. Activation of commercial software is OK in my book.

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RE[4]: Activation.
by egon_spengler on Sat 7th Oct 2006 05:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Activation."
egon_spengler Member since:
2005-11-20

I do not own a television. I would not RENT DRM-infected files. A credit card requires activation to ensure that the individual to whom the line of credit is granted is reasonably assumed to have received the card. I am NOT buying a credit card. Indeed, it is life. I refuse to activate software.

Edited 2006-10-07 05:58

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