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[7]: This has to be a joke
by Get a Life on Fri 17th Feb 2006 18:10 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: This has to be a joke"
Get a Life
Member since:
2006-01-01

Microsoft was in fact found guilty of using anti-competitive behavior to maintain its monopoly on desktop operating systems. You can read U.S. v Microsoft. At no point was the suit dropped; the DoJ under Ashcroft simply didn't seek the same remedies the Reno DoJ had in mind.

The rest of your comment is equally stupid.

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RE[8]: This has to be a joke
by Moulinneuf on Fri 17th Feb 2006 18:21 in reply to "RE[7]: This has to be a joke"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

"Microsoft was .. on desktop operating systems."

No.

"You can read U.S. v Microsoft."

I did , you on the other end read the paper about it ;-)

http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/ms_index.htm#supreme

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Microsoft

"On November 2, 2001, the DOJ reached an agreement with Microsoft to settle the case. "

"The rest of your comment is equally stupid."

No ...

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RE[9]: This has to be a joke
by Get a Life on Fri 17th Feb 2006 18:30 in reply to "RE[8]: This has to be a joke"
Get a Life Member since:
2006-01-01

Do you ever bother to read the things that you link to? The Supreme Court refused to hear the case, leaving the ruling in place that Microsoft was guilty of anti-competitive behavior. Jackson's remedy was overturned while his findings were upheld, and Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly instructed the DoJ and Microsoft to come to a settlement over punishment.

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