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I've got Win 95, Win 95 Plus!, Win98, Win 98 SE upgrade, Win 2000 Pro, Win XP SP1, and the WinXP SP2 Upgrade disks.

Don't get me wrong I also have 3 Ubuntu, 2 Xubuntu (one LiveCD, one just install), DSL on a tiny cd, and a couple different versions of FC. But what is actually installed on my desktop? Damn right.
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It's a download. It's not like they are making you buy something else. Microsoft could stop supporting XP tomorrow if they wanted. Would this be a bad move? You bet, but the fact of the matter is they could. There is no expressed or implied support. You knew what you were getting into when you bought the copy of Windows and you agreed to it when you accepted the EULA. It's all right there for you to read any time you want to. This is just a "tough s***" sort of deal that is going on.

*when I say you I am addressing the general anti-Microsoft windows user*
    
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I personally dont see the issue with upgrading to SP2 ..Ok there is some bloatware..But it can be removed.
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I personally dont see the issue with upgrading to SP2 ..Ok there is some bloatware..But it can be removed.

I don't really have any problem with SP2 either...

My only issue with Microsoft is cost. They should be taking the high road and charging the CONSUMER very little for the OS and banking on Office and SQL and server OS's. Microsofts relentless attack on the individual consumer is what pisses me off. AND it's what is getting them kicked out of entire countries. Whole governments are switching to Linux. THAT in turn drops M$ profits and we CONSUMERS pay even more! It's an insane loop.
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Gee it's about time. I dunno about you guys but I've had SP2 for like a year (since it came out, whenever that was).
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I don't really have any problem with SP2 either...

My only issue with Microsoft is cost. They should be taking the high road and charging the CONSUMER very little for the OS and banking on Office and SQL and server OS's. Microsofts relentless attack on the individual consumer is what pisses me off. AND it's what is getting them kicked out of entire countries. Whole governments are switching to Linux. THAT in turn drops M$ profits and we CONSUMERS pay even more! It's an insane loop.
Don't forget the Haxors! If they dropped the price they wouldn't have to worry about them. Loads more people have legit copies of XP now that they are in the $100 range. If it really came down to it Microsoft would rather have 1 legit copy at $300 and 9 hacked than 9 legit copies at $100 and 1 hacked.
    
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post #27 of 43
Heh, I am still running SP1 on my HP; and I do not plan to upgrade any time soon, Why? Becuse SP2 slows down machines and this celly dosent need to be slowed down anymore.
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I remember when XP shipped and in the news they talked at length about how the new activation feature would make "pirated copies a thing of the past"

And then 8 hours later sweden released a hacked XP Pro.
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post #29 of 43
my friend has a old dell pc like all noobs do. But the point is that it's so bloated, so virus, spyware infested that i windows just can't upgrade to sp2. He is like many of the millions of sad and poor noobs round world. Plus he has like 5 IM clients cause he can't figure out to use Trillian and worst of all they don't let me touch the computer to fix it. HA HA sucks for them the biggest mistake they ever made.
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If you want to be pedantic, you can say, technically, that MS is not a monopoly. In reality though, MS has an effective monopoly. There is no threat to MS's dominance of the OS software industry. Saying MS has real competition, is like putting a child in a boxing contest with an adult professional boxer. Of course the Child represents "competition" because it is there and the professional boxer is not alone. However, everybody can see what the outcome of the match will be and it will be no contest...

Yes, in absolute and pedantic terms, MS is not a monopoly, correct. But does that stop them behaving like one and is there any real, threatening competition to MS's dominance? No.

MS is a monopoly in all but name. Don't think because MS is not the only horse in the race, that they can't/don't run the race like they are.

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