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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat View Post
Hes giving all his money away in his will, his children only get like 10 million, which is still a lot.
No, they're getting .05% of his money...plus the company.
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post #22 of 41
lol, it said you have to completely uninstall the old version before you install vista on another computer.
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post #23 of 41
Thread Starter 
i am still confused. is the EULA for "retail" the same for "OEM"???
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post #24 of 41
no the oem version still has those nasty restrictions on it
    
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Havent OEM versions always had those restrictions?
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post #26 of 41
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No, they're getting .05% of his money...plus the company.
If he still has 40 billion by that time that would amount to 20 million, which is still quite a bit.
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post #27 of 41
Another source: http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/...censing_1.html

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lol, it said you have to completely uninstall the old version before you install vista on another computer.
That has always been the case, dating back to DOS. You have never been permitted to buy one copy but install it on as many PCs as you want.

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Havent OEM versions always had those restrictions?
Not always, I don't think. You used to actually get an actual Windows CD and license key when you bought a PC, not just a "recovery CD". I'm not exactly sure when the "OEM copy is not transferable" crap came into being. I don't think anyone even knew about it until M$ "clarified" that swapping a motherboard made an OEM PC into a "new" PC. It probably doesn't matter in the long run; enthusiasts who need to transfer their OS won't be buying crappy OEM PCs anyway.
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post #28 of 41
I am utterly shocked by this. This is one of the first times that they have ever done anything for the "enthusiast" crowd. Most times we get a thumbing of the nose from them. Maybe a turning of the leave by M$? Probably not but ill dream.
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post #29 of 41
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Okay, I could have swore he was giving away a bunch of it after he retired, or at least part of it.

I really like the "give away a very good portion of my money to charity when I die" thing that the richest people in the world are doing these days.
the guy dumps 6-10 billion a year into the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (which is where Warren Buffet dumped his money), but yea, as previous poster mentioned, he unloads most of it in his will.
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post #30 of 41
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Havent OEM versions always had those restrictions?
In reality, its the same CD, it just doesnt have the fancy box, manual, or anything like that. Its just the CD, and a "getting started" guide to include with the computer you sell it with. They are the same CD, and if im not mistaken, you can legally have it going on three computers. The OEM version just has a different EULA printed on the packaging saying that this copy should only be installed the one computer its being sold with.

since its the same thing, i dont see why people pay $200-300 for the retail version when they can get the OEM version for $90-140... no one reads the manuals anyway, and if you cant figure out that you push "next" to install it, you shouldn't be installing it yourself.

Though with the transfer limit gone, they can load us down with the frickin DMR Crap, Theres always ways around those...
    
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