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I don't get why people are angry about this; sure, it's 'probably illegal' but it's not like anyone loses. Vista is selling so badly that I can't imagine the sales could possibly drop any further. I understand why people are pissed off that they bought their flashy / shiny / ultraclocked 8800s and their ULTIMATE EDITION Vistas only to find that they may have been uncessary... but... quite frankly, if you're not willing to get thoroughly shafted by large corporations, why the hell did you choose to be an early adopter?!


Also: I'd like to finish by apologising to the Xbox 360 fan/boys - it must be horrible watching your console be outsold by something barely more powerful than a gamecube, and I can understand how that anger would lead to hate towards Nintendo and the Wii.
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Also: I'd like to finish by apologising to the Xbox 360 fan/boys - it must be horrible watching your console be outsold by something barely more powerful than a gamecube, and I can understand how that anger would lead to hate towards Nintendo and the Wii.
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Lol if this works which I think it will there will be war with M$, but I don't think it will get shut down the following week after release like comon look at XP as an OS. Almost EVERYTHING about XP is hacked/tweaked now a days and a DX 10 port to XP will wrap all that up. Even Vista is getting tweaked and hacked already.

I go "meh" to M$ they shall never win.
     
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post #54 of 109
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I don't get why people are angry about this; sure, it's 'probably illegal' but it's not like anyone loses. Vista is selling so badly that I can't imagine the sales could possibly drop any further. I understand why people are pissed off that they bought their flashy / shiny / ultraclocked 8800s and their ULTIMATE EDITION Vistas only to find that they may have been uncessary... but... quite frankly, if you're not willing to get thoroughly shafted by large corporations, why the hell did you choose to be an early adopter?!


Also: I'd like to finish by apologising to the Xbox 360 fan/boys - it must be horrible watching your console be outsold by something barely more powerful than a gamecube, and I can understand how that anger would lead to hate towards Nintendo and the Wii.
...Dude they sold over 20 millions copies already. They are selling like hotcakes.
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20 Million? 99% of those are to companies like Dell; which simply means they have been SUPPLIED, not sold per se.

The other 1% are probably in Ballmer's Garage.
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...Dude they sold over 20 millions copies already. They are selling like hotcakes.
That is because every single computer now comes with vista (or most), thats about 18million store bought computers that had it preinstalled.

If I remember right XP wasn't installed onto prebuilt computers so fast, thats why its selling faster.
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Don't worry guys, if that guys manages to run DirectX10 on Windows XP, Microsoft will release patches (via Windows Update) to prevent DirectX10 to run, and they will implement many other things to prevent it, and they might do nasty things that will prevent you running the OS if it's not DirectX9.0x that is detected.
    
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Honestly the best thing M$ can do is allow this to happen. If a Dx10 wrapper is developed and the performance is any less on XP than it is on Vista people will be convinced to buy Vista...

Personally I'm still going to wait until some DX10 games are available before buying a new GPU and OS, but call me
    
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Don't worry guys, if that guys manages to run DirectX10 on Windows XP, Microsoft will release patches (via Windows Update) to prevent DirectX10 to run, and they will implement many other things to prevent it, and they might do nasty things that will prevent you running the OS if it's not DirectX9.0x that is detected.
I certainly hope not...
    
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