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Thread: XP SP2 to be released, pirates excluded

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    I don't see many websites hosting it without fear of MS shutting them down.
    I am sure you are quite right, also it is a very large download by all accounts, particularly over 56.6 dial-up.

    I would have thought it more likely that the counterfeiters would either produce new versions that include SP2 and don't use one of the twenty identified codes, or just sell SP2 with the code checking disabled?


    Yes it is a problem, and I was referring to our mimimum wage, I think that the average is around $610.

    The obvious solution is to sell at different prices in different markets, but as soon as you do that you create the "grey importer" Who will buy in a country where the price is low and sell below the market rate in countries where prices are much higher. It is not actually illegal here.

    I have purchased software from the USA at a half of what I would pay locally, even with shipping and import taxes. Downloads are much better..........."only available in the USA and Canada".........well there IS a London in Ontario, Canada isn't there

    I have no sympathy for greedy local distributors. Microsoft is big enough to have many outlets, so the price is controlled by competition, inthe local market. It is when you have "sole distributors" that you see the rip-offs.

    I, personally do not use pirate software. But I think that everyone has the right to buy legitimate products at the lowest possible price.


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    'Nuff said.
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    Microsoft patch ban attacked

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    PST, the thing is, even if you make it really difficult for the run of the mill pirate to download the software, there's always an IRC junkie waiting to download it and give copies to all his friends. And professional pirates know about IRC too .

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    Restricting the install of sp2 just hurts everyone, as the people who are savy will have sp2 in a second. The people who are not will have their unpatched 0wned boxes polluting the net with spam and scanning, hurting everyone. If M$ really cared about internet security they would allow sp2 out to everyone. The open source movement has taken this higher ground by still catering to sco despite their breech of the gpl. The least M$ can do with their monopoly is try and make the internet a safer place. I guess $ cause blindness and greed.

    proof of comment: 2 minutes to find (torrents for sp2 keygen and keychanger, keyviewer etc...)
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    Ehh, is this why ac1d was banned? Just asking because I was on vacation for a little while and I saw he was banned.
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