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    New Vista requirements

    It seems M$ is getting serious about product piracy

    Article here.

    If this isnt a joke,THEY ARE OUTTA THIER MINDS!!!!!!!





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    It is no joke, fair dinkum. We had a rep in from Microsoft on Thursday giving us a run down on the new anti piracy measures.
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    oh yeah...

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    Good one I like that thank you for the laugh.

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    lol... guess it was funny.... lol
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    Microsoft can never stop piracy lol

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    Lol good one!

    Its not in Microsofts intrests to prevent piracy, so they won't really try anyway.
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    Hahaha... That's Microsoft.

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    Lol... Bs Imho
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    HAHAHA... Good find
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    Hilarious. I good actually imagine it coming to this someday.
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    lmao, Isnt bill leaving microsoft?

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    Linux where a policy like this would be impossible because there are no Linux drivers available for retinal scanners.
    Wouldn't you code a driver for that in assembly language like MIPS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexxa
    lmao, Isnt bill leaving microsoft?
    Heh,yes he is!!





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    Nice find, Dude. - Fingerprinting might not be too far fetched - Microsoft does offer keyboards with fingerprint readers in them! (I own one, works great!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selpaw
    It is no joke, fair dinkum. We had a rep in from Microsoft on Thursday giving us a run down on the new anti piracy measures.
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    It's no joke eh?

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    Had me goin there a bit
    Something like this is , in theory, possible, but it's not going to happen in the next few years. Why?

    Firstly, this isn't something that everyone's going to just go out and do. Hell, we're all happy with XP, though Vista looks nice and clean

    Secondly, this isn't something that's , well, feasible, quite yet. In order to do this, fingerprint scanners, DNA scanners of SOME kind would have to be standard. As of now, not so. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that picking one of them bad boys up would cost quite the fortune

    Eventually? You'd better believe we'll see something like this. Eventually, you will need some sort of DNA/Fingerprint recognization to access your computer. Of course, that's just a few years off, and when that happens, you'd better believe that your computer will be a LOT more powerful than it is now
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    Quote Originally Posted by linux-tech
    Eventually? You'd better believe we'll see something like this. Eventually, you will need some sort of DNA/Fingerprint recognition to access your computer. Of course, that's just a few years off, and when that happens, you'd better believe that your computer will be a LOT more powerful than it is now
    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mo...s.aspx?pid=036

    Microsoft already offers a fingerprint reader. It uses a password system that you scan your fingerprint eachtime you need to login to something. You can program it to remember login passwords for websites, applications, and windows login.

    I own one and it works great! I've forgotten my password to login to my windows account though - so I better hope I never loose my finger!

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    * Microsoft Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by scottyyy
    Microsoft can never stop piracy lol

    Yes.. U r right..!!!

    But.. Microsoft Vista will help BillGates for some extent..!! with those cutting edge features... I must be activate online.. only..

    So.. Microsoft can stop piracy in the start of Vista release..

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    Microsoft won't stop piracy, because they cannot afford to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcellweb Matt
    Microsoft won't stop piracy, because they cannot afford to.

    No all the way, but they can take a hard stand....

    Vista to take hard stand against piracy
    Microsoft plans to cripple computers running unlicensed copies of new OS

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    If they stop piracy, they lose half their market share in an instant.

    If they cripple pirate copies, they cripple the future of Windows.

    I remember a report once, were it stated that Microsoft had released Windows Update figures. Somthing like 70 million people had used the Windows Update site in a certain period, and they found only about 30 million of them had licensed and legal versions of the operating sytem.

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    I don't know about half... I can't agree or disagree on that one...

    I do know that many of those "illegal" users were conned by their local shops and think they have a legal version of windows. I think that is what MS wants to stop.

    When I worked on computers every now and again I would run across a pirated version of windows. The people would tell me they purchased from company X and did not know it was an illegal version. In all instances company X would be a local guy or a small shop around the corner. Sometimes the copies would be from a family member or friend of the family.
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    I feel that all windows software are overpriced. Microsoft should seriously consider lowering their prices...

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