Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jun 2009 14:01 UTC
Windows After a long wait, Microsoft has finally unveiled the pricing information for the next Windows release, Windows 7, which will arrive at the shops on October 22. Interestingly enough, Europe will get full retail copies for upgrade pricing because of the whole Windows 7 E thing not being tested when it comes to upgrades.
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RE[2]: disappointed
by intel on Thu 25th Jun 2009 21:41 UTC in reply to "RE: disappointed"
intel
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2006-01-08

The thing is that the EULA is not that relevant, at least not in Switzerland and in Germany. At least in those countries and I suppose in the EU as well the EULA is only a legal contract if you sign them when you buy the software.

Read here (in german):
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endbenutzer-Lizenzvertrag

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RE[3]: disappointed
by gustl on Fri 26th Jun 2009 09:03 in reply to "RE[2]: disappointed"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

Well, I searched around and it seems this is an area which is not entirely clear.

It seems that for private users most EULAs in fact could be invalid, but for me as a corporate customer the protection laws (Konsumentenschutzgesetz) are not available.

I would say it is a murky legal swamp I do not want to get dragged into, that is one of the reasons why I prefer free software. In this case I am more or less forced to buy Microsoft software because otherwise I could not communicate with some customers in a satisfactory way.
You know, as a one-man show even getting sued could break my business. And Microsoft is rather known for thuggish behaviour, especially against outspoken pro open source guys.

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