Linked by David Adams on Sat 30th Aug 2008 16:42 UTC
Windows Dell, Inc announced on Friday that it will offer Windows XP operating system to their personal computer customers after the June deadline. Microsoft has scheduled to pull the Windows XP operating system from store shelves on June 30 in an effort to upgrade customers to Windows Vista.
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RE: ..i dont understand..
by ggeldenhuys on Sat 30th Aug 2008 19:37 UTC in reply to "..i dont understand.."
ggeldenhuys
Member since:
2006-11-13

i thought microsoft gives and validates those registration keys ..how can other people continue to sell windows xp without getting new keys?

Simple, they simply use any of the available keygen's on the internet! ;-)

PS:
I don't condone piracy... I'm a Linux guy and a big supporter of open-source software.

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RE[2]: ..i dont understand..
by cmost on Mon 1st Sep 2008 01:05 in reply to "RE: ..i dont understand.."
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

"i thought microsoft gives and validates those registration keys ..how can other people continue to sell windows xp without getting new keys?

Simple, they simply use any of the available keygen's on the internet! ;-)

PS:
I don't condone piracy... I'm a Linux guy and a big supporter of open-source software.
"

Ahem. That's like providing instructions on how to hack your neighbor's WiFi and then adding "for educational purposes only" in the fine print.

Back on topic, Dell is able to do this because of a deal it has with Microsoft. Dell's customers want XP and if other OEM's stood up to Microsoft, they'd be able to continue offering XP too. I'm so sick and tired of reading PC ads and seeing the prominent "<vender> recommends Vista..." OEM's have to place that statement prominently in their ads to placate a Microsoft requirement. And they say Microsoft doesn't have a monopoly? Why can't OEM's say they recommend XP or even Linux if that's what their customers clamor for.

Edited 2008-09-01 01:08 UTC

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