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post #11 of 77
hell no, Microsoft is not pushing any OS code to my pc or getting me to connect to any cloud system they have.

I'll stick with windows 7 if that's a requirement to use windows 8.
post #12 of 77
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Originally Posted by Tunapiano;14645938 
hell no, Microsoft is not pushing any OS code to my pc or getting me to connect to any cloud system they have.

I'll stick with windows 7 if that's a requirement to use windows 8.

Yeah right. This is the way it'll be from Windows 8 forward. Good luck sticking with Windows 7 in 2020.
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post #13 of 77
No thanks. You can keep this 'cloud's garbage.
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post #14 of 77
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Yeah right. This is the way it'll be from Windows 8 forward. Good luck sticking with Windows 7 in 2020.

Linux here i come then.
post #15 of 77
But Microsoft doesn't care if you pirate. As long as you're using Windows, that's good enough for them. That's why the only thing Microsoft does if you're using an unactivated copy of Windows 7 is change your background to black.

The aren't going to do anything drastic. There is no way Microsoft will require and internet connection to start or even install Windows.

The only places piracy matters is in China and India, where 95% of the Windows copies are pirated. And to be honest, I'm glad they're there. Look at how much pure garbage China has dumped into Android. If you take away their Windows they'll just go pollute Linux.
    
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post #16 of 77
As a foreword, I'll just go on and say this is crap talk, as I'll explain below.

Before that, I might add that, as long as you are not required to go online at any specific timeframe, I guess it's acceptable.

Otherwise, I forsee many people, including me, showing Microsoft just how good Windows 7 is... and staying with it.


Now, on to the talk:

I don't agree with the piracy talk. People who don't have enough money to buy an OS won't buy it when it's expensive. A lot of people will buy it if it's cheaper. Microsoft knows this when they lowered the price of Windows 7. It's that simple. And Microsoft also knows this because two years ago they lowered the price of Office to a ridiculous amount in Brazil, India and China and purchases skyrocketed. No need for draconian DRM.

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Microsoft is cutting the price of Office and offering the free versions of Word, Excel, and other programs to head off competition from Google and other rivals that offer similar software at little or no cost. Microsoft has so many promotions for Office that its effective price is $100, down from $150, and even lower in such countries as Brazil and India. But the experience is sparking optimism at Microsoft about the new strategy. The company says unit sales of Office surged 415% in the second half of last year.

The most aggressive price cut has come in China, where Microsoft says 95% of Office installations have been pirated. Since it began testing a $29 offer in China last September, sales have soared more than 800%. The low price was "like taking firewood from under the cauldron" of piracy, says Liu Tianxiang, a vice-president with Beijing Federal Software, a Chinese software distributor. He figures Microsoft has sold 80,000 copies of Office in China since the trial started. Now Microsoft intends to make the low price permanent.
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post #17 of 77
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and what if you dont have internet? then what?
Activate by phone, just like you've had to do on the last 3 Windows versions? rolleyes.gif
post #18 of 77
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Originally Posted by Tunapiano;14645992 
Linux here i come then.

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seen me on steam?
yet I use linux
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and what if you dont have internet? then what?

getting out of the hole you live in is probably the next best step... then worry about getting the internet
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post #20 of 77
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Originally Posted by spice003;14645830 
and what if you dont have internet? then what?

then buy the offline version wink.gif internet is removed for security reasons. in today's world everyone got access to internet even dial-up so that being an excuse no longer is valid.
    
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