Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 12:41 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows "Microsoft recently made a change to the licence agreement saying that a new motherboard is equal to a new computer, hence you need to purchase a new Windows licence. Here is what Microsoft has to say: "An upgrade of the motherboard is considered to result in a 'new personal computer' to which Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred from another computer. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created and the license of new operating system software is required." Please note that this does not go for retail copies of Windows, but only for OEM versions.
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RE[2]: This has to be a joke
by Moulinneuf on Fri 17th Feb 2006 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE: This has to be a joke"
Moulinneuf
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Microsoft has a monopoly on desktop operating systems."

Microsoft as a monopoly at having its Operating system be the default on OEM and new hardware. It does not have a monopoly on desktop operating system.

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RE[3]: This has to be a joke
by Get a Life on Fri 17th Feb 2006 16:03 in reply to "RE[2]: This has to be a joke"
Get a Life Member since:
2006-01-01

Microsoft has a larger monopoly on desktop operating systems than Standard Oil ever had on refinery. They might not ban you from this site because they find you amusing, but in the future please refrain from replying to my comments with nonsense.

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RE[4]: This has to be a joke
by Moulinneuf on Fri 17th Feb 2006 16:23 in reply to "RE[3]: This has to be a joke"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

"Microsoft has a larger monopoly on desktop operating systems than Standard Oil ever had on refinery."

To be a monopoly you have to be the only one with a service or the only one allowed to provide the service. Thats basically the definition of monopoly , which apparently you dont know and dont understand. How do you explain Apple Mac OS X , OS/2 , GNU/Linux , Pc-BSD , if its a monopoly ?

"They might not ban you from this site because they find you amusing"

Thats a good question , ask them if they feel like it they will provide you an answer.

"but in the future please refrain from replying to my comments with nonsense."

Only nonsense I see is written by "Get a Life". Btw just to make sure you get it :

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly

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