Windows 7 will not be for “Sale”

July 4, 2009 at 08:17 | Posted in Tech | 3 Comments
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With the up coming release of Windows 7 and all the hype surrounding it. I would like to take this opportunity to remind people, the press, and that blogosphere that Windows 7 will not be “For Sale” it will be “For lease“.

The terms of Microsoft’s license agreement make it very clear that you do not in any way OWN your copy of Windows. Thus you can not have bought it. Buying implies a transfer of ownership. No such transfer Ever occurs with Windows software.

I personally feel that there should be strict rules governing the terms that vendors and Microsoft can use to describe the availability of Windows 7. I be happy with a much more honest terms like: “For Lease”, Rent, or License. Rather then the inaccurate terms: “For Sale”, Buy, Get.

It should be required of Microsoft (and of most other software manufacturers), and their Vendors to use terminology that avoids any impression of the transfer of ownership. Because if they were honest they’d let you know that the only way to “Buy” Windows 7 would be to buy the Microsoft as a company and all the technology that they have copyrights and patents to.

A Couple Quick Points of Interest

April 30, 2008 at 11:38 | Posted in Life | 1 Comment
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A couple of thing I find interesting.. and just wanted to Blog about quickly.

First.. there is this news about Microsoft screwing over all those that bought DRM’d music on their MSN music store. Seems keeping the licensing server running is more “trouble” (Read cost) then it is worth. This is one of the main reasons I’ve always been dead against DRM. loose the license.. loose the media you legally bought.

I’ve been around computers long enough to know that almost no-one will maintain infrastructure for a format that is out of date. Microsoft had to know this too.. So in my eye’s this is just big time manufactured obsolescence. Other reasons I’m against it.. Well that will have to be the topic of a longer post because the reasons are many, none of which include.. “because then I cant copy it illegally”

Secondly, Philippe Gauthier had an interesting post on his blog this morning that re-acquainted me with the work of Noam Chomsky. The clip is definitely worth a listen and Noam Chomsky’s page is worth looking at too.

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