Microsoft-Vista Licensing Sucks Ass

I’m just waiting for Apple to ship Core 2 Duo MacBooks and I’m gone. See you later Windows. The latest nightmare story about Vista and it’s insane licensing/restrictions is that you will only be able to transfer your license to one other computer. Windows XP allowed for unlimited license transfers. This is just a huge pain in the ass, making it more difficult for legitimate users. I don’t know what Microsoft is thinking.

Apple is already starting to slowly chew up market share and now they are making it even more tempting to move to OS X. People are going to hang on to XP as long as they possibly can. Who cares about your ultra slick eye candy. It’s mostly copied from Apple, you can’t run it unless you have a fairly powerful system and now the thought police is looking over your shoulder all day watching that you don’t do something wrong.

Apple isn’t perfect either, but they’re much easier to deal with and desktop Linux just isn’t there yet.

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