[oclug] (OT) back to DOS II
bb at L8R.net
Mon Aug 26 08:40:29 EDT 2002
On 26 Aug 2002 08:22:09 -0400
Milan Budimirovic <milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-08-26 at 08:07, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > The bottom line is that Word97 has problems with WinXP because M$
> > wants it to have problems. They want you to upgrade to OfficeXP.
> Not for much longer. Microsoft will in effect be removing the "upgrade"
> option for the vast majority of its customers.
You can still upgrade to OfficeXP, even if there isn't an OfficeXP upgrade
version. ;) You just go out and buy a version of XP, and install it.
There, you've upgraded.
> That's what this
> "activation" business is really about. Before, you could legally remove
> your current version of Office from your computer and install it on your
> new machine, and you could get a new version of Office at the "upgrade"
> price. That's being taken away because newer versions of Office are
> bound to your hardware.
Yes, and what a wonderful boon for Linux. However, before this happens I
think we're going to see some serious law suits up here. Click through
licensing is going to die, I believe.
It was never really legal in the first place.
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