Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd May 2009 20:55 UTC
Windows Windows 7 Starter Edition, a sort of My First Operating System, always carried with it a massive braindead bug feature that limited the amount of applications you could simultaniously have open at just three. Yes, past tense, because someone over in Redmond apparently looked up and smelled the roses, and suggested removing this silly limitation. And so they did, according to Paul Thurrot.
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Don't bother, Microsoft
by reduz on Fri 22nd May 2009 22:32 UTC
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

We people of the 3rd world will keep using pirated version of Windows instead.

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RE: Don't bother, Microsoft
by h3rman on Fri 22nd May 2009 23:58 in reply to "Don't bother, Microsoft"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

We people of the 3rd world will keep using pirated version of Windows instead.


That's exactly what they want.

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RE[2]: Don't bother, Microsoft
by dcibils on Sat 23rd May 2009 01:05 in reply to "RE: Don't bother, Microsoft"
dcibils Member since:
2005-12-28

"We people of the 3rd world will keep using pirated version of Windows instead.


That's exactly what they want.
"

why?

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RE: Don't bother, Microsoft
by BluenoseJake on Sat 23rd May 2009 16:29 in reply to "Don't bother, Microsoft"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

The rest of the world thanks you for the continued existence Windows Genuine Advantage and Windows Activation.

Why not use Linux or BSD? Do something legal instead of pirating? Especially after MS removes the stupid limits on Starter Edition? Seems to me you (reduz, not the entire third world) have lots of choices, but choose to steal your stuff instead.

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RE[2]: Don't bother, Microsoft
by OSbunny on Sat 23rd May 2009 18:42 in reply to "RE: Don't bother, Microsoft"
OSbunny Member since:
2009-05-23

One of the biggest reasons for software piracy is that MS does not bother to sell to people in poor countries. It just does not care for this market. Lots of multinationals operate in poor countries. Companies like nestle, Unilever,Intel etc. all successfully sell their products here by pricing them according to the local market.

Microsoft just does not consider the market relevant and hence it does not bother to price its software inline with our purchasing power. It also has not bothered to open sales and support centres here. This BTW is the sixth most populous country on the planet. No small market if you work at it.

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