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John Dvorak: The Jinx

Apr 20, 2001, 10:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Dvorak)

[ Thanks to davec for this link. ]

"As I write this, there is talk that XP will allow one extra copy to be made, so you could have one copy on your desktop PC and one on a portable machine. I assume that in the registration process, there will be ways to determine if a copy of the operating system is indeed on a laptop and not, say, on another computer being used by a family member...."

"....The home user, trying to stretch the budget, surely isn't buying new copies of Windows updates for each computer in the household. I should know, because every time I get a new copy of something, everyone wants to try it."

"For this reason I promote Software602 (Web site) and its free office suite, because people are always trying to bum a copy of Microsoft Office from me. I know I'm not alone in this. I've actually switched to Software602 for my own personal use because of this problem. Apparently I did this just in time. Now I'll have to consider Linux for the same reason."

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