Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Feb 2010 21:15 UTC
Windows It must suck to be a Windows developer. So you already have an entire legion of misguided folk hating your work for no reason (on top of the people hating your work for legitimate reasons), and then a company comes along spreading clear misinformation about Windows' memory usage, based on that company's performance monitoring software. To make matters worse, when said company is called out on its errors, it decides to publish the usage information of an Ars Technica editor's computer. As such, it is advisable to uninstall the software in question.
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Pissed off
by wigry on Sun 21st Feb 2010 11:53 UTC
wigry
Member since:
2008-10-09

I am pissed off that MS is forcing me to reinstall perfectly working Win7 RC which has absolutely nothing wrong. It has been rock solid platform for almost a year already (install date 9. May 2009) and if MS would not make my computer to reboot every 2 hours starting from the 1st March 2010, then I would happily continue using that nice RC. Unfortunately have to go and get legit copy, I guess.

Edited 2010-02-21 11:54 UTC

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RE: Pissed off
by Jago on Sun 21st Feb 2010 14:45 in reply to "Pissed off"
Jago Member since:
2009-09-18

I am pissed off that MS is forcing me to reinstall perfectly working Win7 RC which has absolutely nothing wrong. It has been rock solid platform for almost a year already (install date 9. May 2009) and if MS would not make my computer to reboot every 2 hours starting from the 1st March 2010, then I would happily continue using that nice RC. Unfortunately have to go and get legit copy, I guess.

You were specifically warned this would happen when downloading/installing the RC, why are you complaining?

Did you seriously expect a change of heart from MS and for them to suddenly start giving away a 200$ OS package for free? Why?

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RE: Pissed off
by darknexus on Sun 21st Feb 2010 15:28 in reply to "Pissed off"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Wow, you're pissed off that Microsoft isn't going to give you Windows 7 for free? You've certainly got a strong sense of entitlement don't you?

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RE[2]: Pissed off
by wigry on Sun 21st Feb 2010 16:36 in reply to "RE: Pissed off"
wigry Member since:
2008-10-09

I am pissed off, that I am _forced_ to reinstall perfectly working system. I understand, that RC is not upgradeable, but the fact, that I am not allowed to use good operating system for ever, pisses me off. Well I got it for free but then again it is not RTM, and I am happy with it.

So basically this is the first time I have to reinstall windows against my will ;) Havn't happend so before. Always had to reinstall because there were problems, but now I dont have any and still need to reinstall. Most recent legit windows I have, is Vista, should I go back... Vista works most of the time..

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RE[2]: Pissed off
by TechGeek on Sun 21st Feb 2010 16:57 in reply to "RE: Pissed off"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

Well, they could have at least made it to where you could register the trial version with a real license, so you just don't have to do the reinstall.

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