Today's "up yours" note to Microsoft

posted by Jeff | Thursday, February 16, 2006, 1:37 PM | comments: 2

Even though I develop software on Microsoft's platform, I'm still astounded at some of the stupid things they do. now they're saying that you can't use your Windows license on a new motherboard when you upgrade.

That's stupid. What moron in Redmond thinks this is OK? Since I bought Windows XP, I've had three motherboards. You know what happened to the old boards? They were banished to my closet, where they still sit. You mean to tell me that the software I paid for is now tied to that hardware?

What a joke.


FreewheelinJoe, February 16, 2006, 7:08 PM #


Onceler, February 16, 2006, 9:18 PM #

While I initially thought the same thing as you; after reading the article and what not, I don't think it is as drastic as it seems. They specifically mention the OEM version of Windows. While it is possible to purchase this version threw the likes of NewEgg or what not, most OEM versions that are out there are from Dell, Compaq, etc. A move like this could just mean that they want everybody who is building a computer to purchase the retail version of the software.

With that said, moves like this make Linux all the more appealing.

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