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 18:15 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: This has to be a joke"
Get a Life
Member since:
2006-01-01

Your weak attempts at exclusion simply exclude your own claims. Windows doesn't have exclusive distribution, either. Apple Computer sells these computers, which as you might know, don't run Windows. Then of course after Microsoft was found to be a monopoly and convicted of engaging in anti-competitive behavior to restrict OEMs (which ended up costing it lots of money in lawsuits that followed) OEMs would computers loaded with FreeDOS and Linux. You can't even remain consistent with yourself, while denying reality.

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RE[8]: This has to be a joke
by Moulinneuf on Fri 17th Feb 2006 18:32 in reply to "RE[7]: This has to be a joke"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

http://www.osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=13705&comment_id=96661

I said :

"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."

Then you said *again* It is a monopoly on Desktop OS , I again I stayed with No they dont have a monopoly on Desktop OS , go read the link I offered.

"Your weak attempts at exclusion simply exclude your own claims"

I did not make any claim.

"Windows doesn't have exclusive distribution, either."

Dell.com
HP.com
Gateway.com
etc ...

Default OS : Windows

You whant to argue reality go ahead ...

"Apple Computer sells these computers, which as you might know, don't run Windows."

Then they dont have a monopoly on the desktop OS as there is another choice ...

"Then of ... FreeDOS and Linux. "

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

You cant change reality ...

"You can't even remain consistent with yourself, while denying reality."

I dont deny reality , I deny *Your special* in your mind reality. Which arent the same.

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RE[9]: This has to be a joke
by Get a Life on Fri 17th Feb 2006 18:54 in reply to "RE[8]: This has to be a joke"
Get a Life Member since:
2006-01-01

Dell ships desktops with both Linux and FreeDOS.

Want to shoot again?

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