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  1.    02 Nov 2015 #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    You're right.. but I still can be frustrated from time to time.
    Sure,
    You're not the only one.
    I get a lot of those
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  2.    02 Nov 2015 #42
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    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    You're right.. but I still can be frustrated from time to time.
    It might be good for you, keeps you on your paws.
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  3.    02 Nov 2015 #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It might be good for you, keeps you on your paws.
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  4.    02 Nov 2015 #44
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    USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Yeah, that's much better. Thanks.
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  5.    02 Nov 2015 #45
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    I have read that Microsoft deliberately leaked copies of Windows 98 to spread them in most computers. Maybe they do the same now with Windows 10 by letting the upgrade to pirated copies as well. They cannot tell if an installation is legitimate or pirated, anyway. But if most computer users use Windows they also depend on other Microsoft products and this is profit.

    As for Linux, it is not the easier OS to use, especially when trying to install or configure things. An average user would try it a few hours and then would format and reinstall Windows. It is not desirable to Google every five minutes just to do a simple thing! Nor it is desirable to always go at the terminal for everything! If they made it more user friendly (by user I mean average user, not geeks!) then it could have a larger share in OS usage. But not quite yet.
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  6.    02 Nov 2015 #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    MS is obviously not taking that too seriously as they could clamp down much more. To me it looks like they are more concerned to spread OS to as many computers as possible while still making big money on it. At the same time they make it bothersome to transfer legal OS after a simple change of MB for instance, so much so that few times in the past I thought to just simply apply a widely available crack to my otherwise legal, retail copy than to go thru resetting of activation on another MB or computer.
    Yeah there are instances where one feels compelled to do things, but blatant pirating is still illegal. That said, when I first got into PC's in the late 90's I didn't know anyone who had legit copies of anything... including me. In fact we used to have s store in our area called Digital Concepts where you could "rent" software for 3 days. I gladly paid my membership fee and joined the club. This guy had everything from Microsoft to Adobe to Corel, Extensis, etc. Oh, and the games! Any game you wanted he had.

    Anyway as I got further into PC's I realized that security and support became a feature I couldn't do without and started purchasing my own software starting with the OS. That even though I could get stuff for free, I decided it was better to have the support and security that came with legitimate copies, and I haven't looked back since then.

    So been there, done that; but still... I can't fault MS, or anyone else for not supporting pirated stuff.

    Sorry.
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  7.    02 Nov 2015 #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    I have read that Microsoft deliberately leaked copies of Windows 98 to spread them in most computers. Maybe they do the same now with Windows 10 by letting the upgrade to pirated copies as well. They cannot tell if an installation in legitimate or pirated, anyway. But if most computer user use Windows they depend on other Microsoft products and this is profit. As for Linux, it is not the easier OS to use, especially when trying to install or configure things. An average user would try it a few hours and then would format and reinstall Windows. It is not desirable to Google every five minutes just to do a simple thing! Nor it is desirable to always go at the terminal for everything! If they made it more user friendly (by user I mean average user, not geeks!) then it could have a larger share in OS usage. But not quite yet.
    Larger share?? Serious?? How much bigger can their share get??
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  8.    02 Nov 2015 #48
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    I was talking about Linux, not Windows. If they were more user friendly (include wizards etc like Windows) to the average user (not only geeks) then more and more would install Linux. But like it is now, most simple users avoid it! They have a difficult time using Windows, imagine how more difficult is for them to use Linux!
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  9.    02 Nov 2015 #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    I was talking about Linux, not Windows. If they were more user friendly (include wizards etc like Windows) to the average user (not only geeks) then more and more would install Linux. But like it is now, most simple users avoid it! They have a difficult time using Windows, imagine how more difficult is for them to use Linux!
    Sorry.. my bad. But, I find that Linux Mint to be one of the easiest to transfer to from Windows.
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  10.    02 Nov 2015 #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Sorry.. my bad. But, I find that Linux Mint to be one of the easiest to transfer to from Windows.
    Biggest fault I can find with Linux is the way programs are installed, if the all had proper installer it would be much easier to use. Programs and drivers too. I like Mint because it's closest thing to windows and has that classical look to it.
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