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rapskat The man from the television crawled into the train. I wonder who he's gonna stick it in this time. Everyone was looking for a little...
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begin It was on Tue, 08 Feb 2005 01:26:53 +0000, that B Gruff sent this dispatch:
Yes, I would think that's likely to happen. :-)
Another thing too, & some of us have seen this coming for a *long* time. going to do then? They'll either *have* to upgrade to whatever M$haft decides is the Windwoes-Of-The-Day, or risk having an OS that won't allow them to upgrade their machines, because they *won't* be able to call M$ to get it activated. In other words, M$ are dictating what you can put in your machine & you *have* to call them to re-activate it! *Who* owns the damn thing, them or you? It won't get any easier with Longwait either, as M$ can be building all kinds of restrictions in. They could even include something that will make Longwait stop functioning after a certain date, & force you to upgrade to whatever is the next Windwoes version. A built-in obsolescence. After what's happened with IE & forcing people to upgrade to won't be surprised if something like that is in M$'s pipline. Maybe the M$oftee trolls will shout "Paranoid" (if they read this), but I'm not. I simply want a machine that is *mine*, to do with what *I* want, when *I* want, & to use how *I* want. That's one of the reasons I switched to linux.
-- M$ Windows, Designed for Morons... to keep them away from Linux!