Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [Reg]Comet 'sold 94,000 pirate Windows CDs', claims Microsoft
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Reg]Comet 'sold 94,000 pirate Windows CDs', claims Microsoft - Page 2

post #11 of 28
The events discussed in this are over 18mo old.

It was a service provided for the end-user who was too dumb to make their own recovery set, but WHAT A f-up to copy the masters, LOL!

The service has not been running these past 18mo.

Couldn't even get the number of stores correct. rolleyes.gif
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 Asus Lappy GeForce GT520M 4096 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB LG W7=64 ult + Slackware13.1_64 + MineOS HP w2207h 
KeyboardCaseMouse
logitech G11 Fugly, lol logitech mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 Asus Lappy GeForce GT520M 4096 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB LG W7=64 ult + Slackware13.1_64 + MineOS HP w2207h 
KeyboardCaseMouse
logitech G11 Fugly, lol logitech mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 28
Fix the $ in your title, please..wink.gif


never mind...
Define Mini C
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII GENE MSI GTX 1070 GAMING X Kingston HyperX Savage DDR4 32GB (2x16) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Pro SSD M.2 - 512GB  Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro Dell Ultrasharp U3011 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 3 (MX Red) Corsair AX760 Fractal Design Define Mini C Zowie FK1 
Mouse PadAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ ASUS Xonar U7 
  hide details  
Reply
Define Mini C
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII GENE MSI GTX 1070 GAMING X Kingston HyperX Savage DDR4 32GB (2x16) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Pro SSD M.2 - 512GB  Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro Dell Ultrasharp U3011 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 3 (MX Red) Corsair AX760 Fractal Design Define Mini C Zowie FK1 
Mouse PadAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ ASUS Xonar U7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by jck View Post

Microsoft isn't looking after the best interests of anyone by doing this, except themselves. They're not trying to protect any consumer.

Microsoft sees this as a lost revenue channel. Whether doing it themselves for profit, or paying a subcontracted point-of-sale entity to do it for them...they make money off of it.

Personally, I think a company who sells you software should be required to provide you a CD or DVD. It's only pennies to do so.

As they should, honestly.

However, the pirates aren't free from impunity because you believe Microsoft has made enough money from their software. You would rather have pirated recovery discs being sold by an illegitimate source as opposed to the official source.
Po' Pimpin'
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i5 2500k @ stock Biostar TZ68K+ [A3] 4GB  Sandforce 1222 64GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG 22x DVD-+RW  Stock Windows 7 x64 Acer S211HL 1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
600w Diablotek Linkworld Electronic Inland 
  hide details  
Reply
Po' Pimpin'
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i5 2500k @ stock Biostar TZ68K+ [A3] 4GB  Sandforce 1222 64GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG 22x DVD-+RW  Stock Windows 7 x64 Acer S211HL 1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
600w Diablotek Linkworld Electronic Inland 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 28
Surely nobody really expected Comet to be doing customers 'a favour' without making money out of it..?
post #15 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by jck View Post

Microsoft isn't looking after the best interests of anyone by doing this, except themselves. They're not trying to protect any consumer.
Microsoft sees this as a lost revenue channel. Whether doing it themselves for profit, or paying a subcontracted point-of-sale entity to do it for them...they make money off of it.
Personally, I think a company who sells you software should be required to provide you a CD or DVD. It's only pennies to do so.

All laptops come with the option to burn recovery discs, these normally include the specific drivers for the computer as well as any OEM programs. I know that Best Buy burns recovery discs all the time, however they do it with the specific image for that computer. I believe that the problem here is that they were burning copies of the full, retail version of windows and then selling it for a profit.
UNDER $1700!!!
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-2600k [5.0GHz Daily] ASUS P8P67 Deluxe eVGA GTX 580 SLi 8GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 510 120GB WD Caviar Black 2TB LG Blu-Ray Burner EK HF Supreme Gold Edition+Black Ice GTX 480 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Koolance VID-NX580 Windows 7 Ultimate Dell U2412M+Acer H233BMID Steelseries 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone ST-1000 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech G9x Razer Vespula 
Audio
Sennheiser PC-350 
  hide details  
Reply
UNDER $1700!!!
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-2600k [5.0GHz Daily] ASUS P8P67 Deluxe eVGA GTX 580 SLi 8GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 510 120GB WD Caviar Black 2TB LG Blu-Ray Burner EK HF Supreme Gold Edition+Black Ice GTX 480 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Koolance VID-NX580 Windows 7 Ultimate Dell U2412M+Acer H233BMID Steelseries 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone ST-1000 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech G9x Razer Vespula 
Audio
Sennheiser PC-350 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by quakermaas View Post



http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/09ed6630-36e0-11e1-9ca3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1iW6nMnSA

"Comet offered to make recovery discs on demand for individual customers, charging £14.99 for the service, which shipped customers discs by post."

They made money out of it then.

The link works if you google "Microsoft to sue Comet over back-up discs", it's the Financial Times.

Companies like Comet have been doing this for YEARS. And yes, not just Comet.

I remember when i was in my teens and had to obtain a recovery disc, being charged £25 for the privilege - now you just know they're making a profit off that.

I always wondered how they got away with this. There's too much emphasis on piracy and not enough focus on these established companies, who, frankly, get away with murder.
post #17 of 28
I'm confused--I thought MS was always glad to have people pirate their software because somewhere, somehow, that person who grew up using it would eventually have to pay for it. The way I see it, Comet was just looking out for the best interests of MS... confused.gif
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Biostar TP67B+ XFX HD5750 1GB 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD, 2x160GB HDD RAID0, 500GB+500GB+1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 930B Antec SmartPower 450w 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Biostar TP67B+ XFX HD5750 1GB 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD, 2x160GB HDD RAID0, 500GB+500GB+1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 930B Antec SmartPower 450w 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post

I'm confused--I thought MS was always glad to have people pirate their software because somewhere, somehow, that person who grew up using it would eventually have to pay for it. The way I see it, Comet was just looking out for the best interests of MS... confused.gif

How could you be glad that your losing money on multi-million dollar software? That last part would only be true for about 10% of pirates.
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 6700HQ Nvidia GTX 970m 8GB's Micron DDR4 2133 Samsung SM951 256GB m.2 SSD 
Hard DriveOSAudio
Seagate 500GB SHDD Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Soundblaster X-Fi 5 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 6700HQ Nvidia GTX 970m 8GB's Micron DDR4 2133 Samsung SM951 256GB m.2 SSD 
Hard DriveOSAudio
Seagate 500GB SHDD Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Soundblaster X-Fi 5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post

How could you be glad that your losing money on multi-million dollar software? That last part would only be true for about 10% of pirates.

I was being facetious--I was stating what Bill Gates has said in the past regarding people who pirate MS products, and why MS doesn't go after them more fervently. smile.gif
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Biostar TP67B+ XFX HD5750 1GB 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD, 2x160GB HDD RAID0, 500GB+500GB+1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 930B Antec SmartPower 450w 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Biostar TP67B+ XFX HD5750 1GB 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD, 2x160GB HDD RAID0, 500GB+500GB+1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 930B Antec SmartPower 450w 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 28
Don't care much about pirating in general, but when you're selling it to people unbeknownst to them... that's just no good in my book.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jck View Post

Microsoft isn't looking after the best interests of anyone by doing this, except themselves. They're not trying to protect any consumer.
Good sir, have you heard of Apple? It's the new and improved Micro$oft tongue.gif
IntelAsylum R2.1
(14 items)
 
M11xR2
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G 16GB Ripjaw X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
R0: 2x1TB WD Se Samsung 840 EVO LG UH12LS28 BDD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell E2414H x2 M$ Sidewinder x4 Seasonic 600W CM HAF 932A 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitec M705 MouseMat 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 GT335m 1gb 4gb ddr3 Sandisk 128GB SSD 
OS
Windows/Linux/Depends 
  hide details  
Reply
IntelAsylum R2.1
(14 items)
 
M11xR2
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G 16GB Ripjaw X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
R0: 2x1TB WD Se Samsung 840 EVO LG UH12LS28 BDD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell E2414H x2 M$ Sidewinder x4 Seasonic 600W CM HAF 932A 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitec M705 MouseMat 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 GT335m 1gb 4gb ddr3 Sandisk 128GB SSD 
OS
Windows/Linux/Depends 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Software News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [Reg]Comet 'sold 94,000 pirate Windows CDs', claims Microsoft