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