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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RE: Pissed off
by darknexus on Sun 21st Feb 2010 15:28 UTC 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[3]: Pissed off
by Delgarde on Sun 21st Feb 2010 20:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Pissed off"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

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.


Who, precisely, are you pissed off at? Microsoft, for enforcing the terms of the free preview they gave you? Or yourself, for mistaking it for something other than a time-limited preview? Because you must have known when you installed it that this was going to happen...

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RE[3]: Pissed off
by KMDF on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 15:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Pissed off"
KMDF Member since:
2010-02-17

What is he, 14 years old? What a tool. Buy the software if you want to use it.

Edited 2010-02-22 15:46 UTC

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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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RE[3]: Pissed off
by brandonlive on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 04:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Pissed off"
brandonlive Member since:
2008-05-31

It isn't a "trial version." It was a pre-release beta/RC build. The pre-release terms were quite clear.

Nobody would want to run a pre-release build anyway. Not only is it incomplete and *known* to contain bugs, but it isn't subject to support, security updates, or even driver/application support.

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