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.
Thread beginning with comment 365084
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Don't bother, Microsoft
by dcibils on Sat 23rd May 2009 01:05 UTC 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?

Reply Parent Score: 1

darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Simply put: Because every single pirated copy of Windows being used means one less user is using an alternate platform such as Linux or OS X. Obviously, Microsoft would rather every copy of Windows be bought and paid for... but failing that, they'll settle with pirated copies being used, as it still helps to prop up their dominant position and vendor lock-in.

Edited 2009-05-23 01:25 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 10

dreamlax Member since:
2007-01-04

Because every single pirated copy of Windows being used means one less user is using an alternate platform such as Linux or OS X.


Maybe if you exclude people who don't dual boot, and those that own more than one computer with another operating system on it.

Reply Parent Score: 1

bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

Simply put: Because every single pirated copy of Windows being used means one less user is using an alternate platform such as Linux or OS X. Obviously, Microsoft would rather every copy of Windows be bought and paid for... but failing that, they'll settle with pirated copies being used, as it still helps to prop up their dominant position and vendor lock-in.


True, because they'd never consider something like excellence in software. It costs too much to do the right thing.

Reply Parent Score: 3

Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

As Bill Gates wrote: "It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not."?


This is quite clear its hard to explain why people should use Linux (the idea of buying doesn't even enter the frame) they just say why? when I can use a pirated Windows and a pirated photoshop etc. Try to buy a legal copy in Kampala - I don't think you could.

Reply Parent Score: 3