Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 18:55 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows "After weeks of gruelling troubleshooting, I've finally had it confirmed by Microsoft Australia and USA - something as small as swapping the video card or updating a device driver can trigger a total Vista deactivation. Put simply, your copy of Windows will stop working with very little notice (three days) and your PC will go into 'reduced functionality' mode, where you can't do anything but use the web browser for half an hour. You'll then need to reapply to Microsoft to get a new activation code. How can this crazy situation occur? Read on for the sorry tale."
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RE[6]: No surprise here...
by Innominandum on Wed 24th Oct 2007 17:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No surprise here..."
Innominandum
Member since:
2005-11-18

So you mean to tell me there's GNU Cubase, GNU Photoshop, GNU Illustrator, etc?

Unless you only use your computer for email & web, or code, then there's very little worthwhile software available for the Linux platform right now.

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RE[7]: No surprise here...
by Jakado on Thu 25th Oct 2007 03:57 in reply to "RE[6]: No surprise here..."
Jakado Member since:
2007-10-25

Unless you are a professional artist and musician, there's very little worthwhile to Cubase, Photoshop, or Illustrator. ;) I daresay that most people's artistic ability barely merits Microsoft Paint (or Kolourpaint). There are plenty of free (libre) tools that are good enough for 99% of the population.

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RE[7]: No surprise here...
by blitze on Thu 25th Oct 2007 12:33 in reply to "RE[6]: No surprise here..."
blitze Member since:
2006-09-15

Cubase? Try a decent audio program like Reaper which lo and behold works on Linux under WINE and with WINE ASIO. Cubase is a bloated POS.

Photoshop, earlier versions, CS2, can be used on Linux but it would be nice if Adobe pulled the fist out of their ass and suppoerted their CS products natively on Linux.

Both Windows and OS-X are annoying but I have to admit, if you want trouble free OS usage of Vista then use the Pirate BIOS EMulation Cracks to bypass activation as it makes the OS much more palatable.

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