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Whatever, I will just buy it... Might have to keep my laptop on Windows 7 though, might not be worth upgrading both my desktop and laptop...
     
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post #62 of 77
Windows 8 will be similar to the OSX Lion upgrade.

There is just some random shell you can use for apps/etc. Nothing worth spending money for. (except for the price of lion)
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So 300 million copies of windows 7, xbox 360, and one of the biggest company names in the history of the world........ yeah, they really need to move to the cloud. Piracy must be affecting them so so terribly.

Plus, I almost guarantee people will still pirate it. If a program can be made by humans, then it can be cracked by humans. NO drm in history has prevented this.
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I'm probably gonna stick with Win7 then, if thats the case cause I cant ALWAYS have an internet connection being in a 3rd world country and all.
   
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i dont get the big idea
if they want a piricy proof windows just include some USB device (with the windows box) wich must be in when starting windows (the USB device cannot be acceced (a rom type of chip that can only be writen on it once in it life time) exapt breaking the divce wich will make it useless lol)
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lol Windows 8
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I have the feeling that Windows 8 will be a fluke like Vista.
Part of that I attribute to the supposed 128-bit system (or 64 as an option), like when Vista introduced 64 into Windows. Took forever for drivers to work, and still Vista sucked.

With windows introducing so many new things, especially in the visual intensive realm, I see performance issues.

Now they plan on trying to have it connect with MS servers (on startup!) to check for cracks?
So stupid. Does anyone else see potential problems arising? False positives perhaps? I would even worry more about the security of my system. This makes it all the easier for people to hack into computers.

I don't think that the anti-piracy system will go as hoped though. I can already see cracked installers, modified so that it doesn't connect on bootup/check for cracks. [problem is whether or not you will be able to use windows update though...]

This is probably more of an marketing tactic by Microsoft than anything.

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i dont get the big idea
if they want a piricy proof windows just include some USB device (with the windows box) wich must be in when starting windows (the USB device cannot be acceced (a rom type of chip that can only be writen on it once in it life time) exapt breaking the divce wich will make it useless lol)
This is a nice idea, but it could easily be replicated. Plus, what happens to people who are on the move? You don't want to be fiddling with a usb device. Plus, what if it were to get lost
Not hating the idea, just stating that it would be generally impractical.
Edited by Blast - 8/19/11 at 11:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowk View Post
i dont get the big idea
if they want a piricy proof windows just include some USB device (with the windows box) wich must be in when starting windows (the USB device cannot be acceced (a rom type of chip that can only be writen on it once in it life time) exapt breaking the divce wich will make it useless lol)
If it can be read, it can be copied.
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Yeah... and then they kill your code because you reformatted your computer one too many times, and you're still boned... Cloud can suck it.
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Windows 7 till I die
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