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Sep 11, 2001, 13:14 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)
"Why are we about negative on Windoze XP? This morning I received e-mail from an friend who uses MS Windows. His systems had another crash and lost a lot of data. It made me realize that I really like Windows XP with it's new invasive licensing schemes.

My friend's biggest problem was that he lost his pirated copy of Adobe Photoshop. Without really thinking about all the ramifications, I suggested he get the GIMP instead--because it was free.

Next I received e-mail from a friend in Costa Rica who works for the government. A co-worker sent him a copy of a message from a Microsoft person suggesting that the number of licenses they had didn't match their number of users, and it needed to be addressed. This request offers motivation to decrease the number of users of Microsoft software there."

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