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  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
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    Aug 2005


    Just thought I would see if anyone has any info on M.S. Vista.
    What I have heard:
    Dot net is it's platform?
    With .net they the software companies are going to switch from selling you software, to leasing or renting the software by monthly subscriptions.
    So, if I buy photoshop, I would have to pay a monthly subscription to keep using it.

    click icon, ".net" checks subscription and either allows or disallows use.

    secondly: The plan is to introduce commercials just like on tv. everytime you go to a website, you will have to watch a brief AD..

    thirdly: you will have no control over certain software downloads. ie. patches etc...

    Has anyone heard of this or have I been misled..
    Alienware M17
    Dual ATI 3870 512Mb ram each
    intel 5300 wireless
    Ubuntu 8.04

  2. #2
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    i have heard rumours about this too, dont know it its true tho

  3. #3
    I sure as hell hope it's not true!!
    Nah, there'd be way too much complaining from people like us...
    Then again, 99% of Windows users don't know what .NET or a patch even is... hmm... I don't think they'd really care, since Microsoft would probably find some way to mask what they're doing, just like they call product activation "a good way to ensure the user's privacy".

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  5. #4
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    Odessa, FL
    i hope it's not either

    now i'm really glad i made a full switch to linux

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