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SuperFantastic

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#1 11 years ago

well my money is in some body who will mod this anoyance in vista so it is not needing to be worryed about.




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#2 11 years ago
Vista's legal fine print includes extensive provisions granting Microsoft the right to regularly check the legitimacy of the software and holds the prospect of deleting certain programs without the user's knowledge. ... Vista also incorporates Windows Defender, a security program that actively scans computers for "spyware, adware, and other potentially unwanted software". The agreement does not define any of these terms, leaving it to Microsoft to determine what constitutes unwanted software. Once operational, the agreement warns that Windows Defender will, by default, automatically remove software rated "high" or "severe" even though that may result in other software ceasing to work or mistakenly result in the removal of software that is not unwanted. For greater certainty, the terms and conditions remove any doubt about who is in control by providing that "this agreement only gives you some rights to use the software. Microsoft reserves all other rights".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6319845.stm

Vista can delete your stuff legally if it "thinks" its not your stuff :)




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#3 11 years ago

[COLOR=red]Seriously though, that's just 100% stupid.... who the hell do they think they are? heh typical M$ :mad: x-M-x [/COLOR]




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#4 11 years ago

Thats what I heard, It's also suppose to delete any un-legal files on your computer as well. Such as Videos, Music, and whatever else that is possibly pirated... Microsoft, what have you done...




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#5 11 years ago

Yet another reason I'm never hooking up my hard drive with Vista at the same time as my other drive... because everything on here is legal of course, and I don't want it accidentally deleting anything... :D




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#6 11 years ago

They are protecting their software from you ( pirates) stealing stuff to be used in conjunction with their software. Get over it and stop pirating LOL ....

Meh .. simple enough ... lol

On a serious note.... How the hell are they to tell what is pirated and what is not. You can make a copy of your movies, your music, there are laws that state so. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Unless that is you pirate all your softwares.




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#7 11 years ago

Oblivious;3515464Paranoia ensues...

Anything Vista can "do" can no doubt be "undone" with the proper settings and modifications. It's just a matter of the techies figuring out which part of the bloatware OS you need to disable, remove or fool.

I'm not too concerned as I have no intention of jumping onboard Vista until there's a compelling reason to do so. DX10 will likely be the only reason I ever get it, and I don't see that being a problem for at least another year or two. By then all of the Vista workarounds will be common knowledge.

Common knowledge in a couple of years yes, but your still paying money for it. No matter what cracks or w.e they make, your still paying money for it to come with it. Microsoft will never take this stuff out because people are still going to buy it. Only way for Microsoft to stop doing this kind of crap is if people stop buying it.




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#8 11 years ago

well my money is in some body who will mod this anoyance in vista so it is not needing to be worryed about.




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#9 11 years ago

Sounds like more typical MSBS to me. Having had the opportunity to dabble around with Vista for a while (and not being terribly impressed) I doubt I'll ever make the move. If I want to play games, I'll get a games console, or use Linux.

As an aside, could we not get into the discussion of workarounds or 'cracks' for Microsoft's 'quality products'. If you don't like it, don't use it. Accept it and move on. ;)




Oblivious

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#10 11 years ago
Agentlaidlaw;3515475Microsoft will never take this stuff out because people are still going to buy it. Only way for Microsoft to stop doing this kind of crap is if people stop buying it.

Unfortunately, we all know that the majority of folks won't stop buying it. Some due to familiarity with windows, others may have software/hardware/server compatibility concerns (granted, many of them baseless), and for some it's because running Linux or Apple still isn't really a viable option. Also, most Apples aren't real cheap compared to all the Windows based pc bargains out there.

Case in point would be gamers like myself. Regardless of a Mac being able to emulate/run windows, last time I checked you couldn't easily build/upgrade a Mac into a true gaming rig, at the very least not with many choices. Gaming with Linux is also sketchy at best. And don't get me wrong, I'm not defending the big M, nor am I hating on Mac's, it's just that one of them is more conducive to gaming, and it isn't the Apple.

P.S. - This whole post jumping thing is a wee bit confusing. I though FF had already sorted that out.