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[3]: Activation.
by Adam S on Fri 6th Oct 2006 15:50 UTC 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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RE[5]: Activation.
by sbergman27 on Sat 7th Oct 2006 06:11 in reply to "RE[4]: Activation."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""I do not own a television"""

Glad to meet you!

I have a TV. It's a 27" Magnavox. Once or twice a year there is something compelling enough that comes to my attention that I decide to fire it up.

It's almost like putting up the Christmas Tree. I've got to get it all plugged in, make sure the cable service is working, etc. I usually start a half hour before the scheduled start time of the program.

Come to think of it though, the last time I did this was a year and a half ago, when "Enterprise" did a "Mirror Universe" episode in which the original "USS Defiant" came to life again.

Suffice it to say that I'm not a big TV fan! :-)

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