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News MS unlikely to simplify licensing options

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 6 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    It sounds like he's trying to say that simplifying things would mean loosing the OEM versions...

    At least that's how I've interpreted it...
     
  3. Jenny_Y8S

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    "Find" the best deal is the right phrase. May I assist those looking for licensing for their small Microsoft based IT business:

    https://partner.microsoft.com/40013779

    £200 gets you Windows, Office, SQL, Server OS etc etc, all with enough licences for ten users.

    You are eligible if you "build solutions on the Microsoft platform or provide solutions based on Microsoft products and technologies to independent, third-party customers. Examples of qualifying businesses include accounting professionals, consulting service providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), independent hardware vendors, large account resellers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), small business specialists, support providers, system integrators, system builders, training providers, Web designers, value-added resellers and value-added providers that sell more than 75 per cent of their products and services to customers outside their own company"

    Yes, it really is a good deal!
     
  4. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    I don't understand what's so hard bout reading up on the different license options.. you read them, compare them, pick the one that suits your needs and price range, end of story.
     
  5. thehippoz

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    lol I couldn't find this pic.. oh well here it goes again

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  6. Star*Dagger

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    The best thing Microsoft could do for Humanity's progress would be to make their spagetti source code public and allow people (and businesses) to create their own fully windows compatible operating systems. Every year MS has a monopoly on the mainstream OS is another year we have lost.
    I think the EU will take MS to task sooner or later, by 2020 we will have non-MS OSes, compatible and optimized to function (gamer OS, business OS, Medical research, Military, etc)

    I look forward to that day!

    Yours in OpenOS Future Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
  7. DarkLord7854

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    I take it you've never heard of Linux & it's many distros?


    Microsoft created Windows, it's their product, they do what they want with it. Don't like? Get a different OS. No-one's forcing you to use em. :rolleyes:
     
  8. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    star dagger write your own os, make it compatible with windows, without using ms coding, see how you get on

    we'll here from you in year ... never

    ms has spent billions on research and developement over the past 34 years, why should they give away the fruits of their effort.
     
  9. 2bdetermine

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    Here is what he really meant to say! If you can convince them, you might as well confuse the heck out them.
     
  10. Orothe

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    It can't be simplified without losing some meanings, benefits, loop holes, ect. "For every rule, there is an exception." You have to have fine print to name all of the limitations. How hard is it to read the fine print? At least it's there for you to read. I say they shouldn't be lazy and read it themselves, instead of wanting it to be simplified so they can have it spelled out to them.
     
  11. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    No I think it's more like, simplifying would be going back to the days of one windows version. So every version of win7 would be the ultimate edition. But then people who don't need all the bells and whistles of ultimate would be paying lots of money for things they don't need.
     
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