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 PostPost subject: Is your (main) operating system legal?        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:27 am 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:05 am 
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How about "Yes, because I use free software"?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:16 am 
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Yep, but only because MS gave me a free Vista - I wouldn't have been able to afford it otherwise.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:20 am 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:40 am 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:42 am 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:43 am 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:30 am 
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There needs to be a third option, my PC (laptop) has a licenced VLK for XP Professional thanks to my school's laptop program. However, my second PC the 10+ year old laptop is also using the same key but I doubt I can use keys in such a way legally... did I also mention many other computers in my house (though not 100% mine) are using the same key...

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I use each computer equally, both doing a different task.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:42 am 
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Both yes and no, cause I own more than 2 computers and all of them install different versions of windows...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:52 am 
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1) (for Linux/*nix and the like): Yes, because I'm using free software.
2) (for Mac OS X): Yes, because it came preinstalled on my systems.
3) (for Windows): mainly yes, because I try to get as much legal software as I can.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:17 am 
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HAHAHAHAHHA...legal software? Oops... I think I've said too much. :shock:

I acutally do have a legal version of Windows XP and Office 2007 Enterprise, but only because we get it for $20 each at work.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:30 pm 
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My OSes are pretty much all legal. My application software on the other hand, is not so much. :P

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:36 pm 
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My laptop... Genuine... came w/XP
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Old Computers.. well let's just say one genuine version of Windows 3.1 and a genuine 95 is on multiple computers ;-)

Since it's main computer, my laptop, so yes.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:28 am 
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Pretty much, every OS I have is legal. I've deleted any prototypes or betas after using them once since they were 1) illegal to own and 2) not usable...lol. Mac OS X Panther came with my PowerBook G3 Lombard from eBay, so I guess that's legal. And XP came with this computer.

Windows 3.11 for Workgroups came on the Packard Bell Multimedia CD. :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:10 am 
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All physical computer have genuine O.S here.
But for virtual machine, it is an another things :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:27 am 
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This PC: it has a XP Home key on the side, and I'm using a legal copy of XP Corp
Brothers PC: legal xp corp
the compaq desktops : windows 98 SE keys
the compaq laptops : windows 98 keys
the dell pc: windows 98 and XP Pro OEM keys

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:51 am 
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On my MainPC - legal Windows XP MCE 2005, legal Windows Vista Ultimate, illegal Longhorn 4074
On my iMac G5 - legal MacOS X, legal MacOS 9
On my TestPC - legal Windows XP Home, illegal Longhorn 4074
On my iBook G3 - legal MacOS 8
On my Toshiba notebook - legal Windows XP MCE 2005
On my Medion (old) notebook - illegal Windows XP Pro
On my Performa630 DOS - legal MacOS 7, legal MSDOS 6.22, legal Windows FWG 3.1

On my VMs most OSs are illegals


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:19 am 
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Laptop: Legal XP Pro VLK
Desktop: Legal Tiger DVD, Legal Leopard Dev. Preview.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:11 am 
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only because i got vista from being on the beta :D


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:38 am 
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yep, my main pc has legal XP Corp.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:22 pm 
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I really don't know. This computer was from my mum's friend. Whether he used a legal version or not, I'm not sure.

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um leagal yes (no its really not :P )


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:56 am 
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Always legal thanks to Technet


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