Legal Copy of Windows


  

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Xer34

Beat me to the punch I see.

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orangebrand

others = MSDN academic alliance, woot!

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glazzz

MSDN (i got a msdn windows server 2003 as well :laugh: )

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Pookster

It's funny how people diss other people who have an "illegal" :o copy of a piece of software. Personally, I have a legal copy of Windows XP. But, I don't go around nagging on people who don't have a legal copy. Downloading pirated software is illegal, but so is stealing cable, DBS signals, copying CDs, copying records or tapes, or taking a grape from the fruit section of a grocery store. :D

The point is that A LOT of people steal things everyday. So don't go around dissing people who are using a pirated version of Windows. It's not your place to judge.

The flaming may begin now. :p

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Rudy

i downloaded a copy but i have a few evaluation copies, which i use every once in a while

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kak

Didn't a thread regarding the same issue just get locked?

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session
It's funny how people diss other people who have an "illegal" :o copy of a piece of software. Personally, I have a legal copy of Windows XP. But, I don't go around nagging on people who don't have a legal copy. Downloading pirated software is illegal, but so is stealing cable, DBS signals, copying CDs, copying records or tapes, or taking a grape from the fruit section of a grocery store. :D

The point is that A LOT of people steal things everyday. So don't go around dissing people who are using a pirated version of Windows. It's not your place to judge.

The flaming may begin now. :p

That's not entirely accure :rolleyes:

I believe it's legal to download music and burn them in Canada :whistle:

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the evn show

Other: provided in my university software site-license along with a bunch of other software I never use.

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null_

Bought my copy of Windows XP Home Edition from Staples Business Depot, got Windows XP Professional from Microsoft. :)

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VGVL
Didn't a thread regarding the same issue just get locked?

This is a poll. It's anonymous (Apparently :shifty: ).

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Pookster
Didn't a thread regarding the same issue just get locked?

I think it did. This topic will probably get locked too since it's taking about who is using an illegal copy if Windows. I don't think Neowin wants any discussions on the issue.

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supernova_00

Stole a legal copy from work. hmmm that didn't make too much sense

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session

On and, i don't see a reason why this is against the rule. We all know a certain percentage of people using pirated software. Check those Longhorn threads: just how many people actually attended to PDC, WinHEC and got a copy? And, how many people in fact buy a copy of Panther/Juguar and try them out on PearPC??? How many people bought Photoshop, or, Visual Studio which shows up on some members' desktop screenshot every once a while? See the point? :rolleyes:

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dreamthief

My situation was kinda peculiar. I bought the OEM version although did not get the computer system from the vendor. According to them, it is legal. Called up Microsoft, it is permitted to. So what the heck, save me a couple of bucks buying the Box version.

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zhangm

VS.net was actually given out for free by Microsoft...

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imtoomuch

I was honest and voted "Yes, it comes with my computer"

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Verbose.

Bought it off eBay.

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Lycan

my win98 comes with the computer :) and got win2000 pro via via

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Rudy

oh actually i forgot, i do own a copy of Windows XP Home that i got when i bought my laptop.....too bad the first thing i did was format using my corp version :p

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session
VS.net was actually given out for free by Microsoft...

I don't think Adobe gives out photoshop for free and I don't remember Apple did this: "Hey people, now go to the nearby Apple Store and grab a free copy of Panther if you wish to try it out on PearPC!" And maybe Flash, dreamweaver... Office 2003. The whole discussions of Longhorn (screenshots... etc) or PearPC show how many people pirate soft already :/

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DOGglee

lol... i remembered creating such a poll on guru3d forums like more than 1 yr ago

btw, i have legal copies of Windows 98, ME & XP Home :)

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NeoSigma

I got a copy through an MSDN subscription from school. Got a lot of operating systems through that subscription. :devil:

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