Microsoft turns to technology licensing for Xbox Next



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Re: Microsoft turns to technology licensing for Xbox Next

Postby Rick » Thu, 13 Nov 2003 21:49:44 GMT

Don't panic... if that happens switch to AMD, IBM  and Linux!

bye, Rick

Re: Microsoft turns to technology licensing for Xbox Next

Postby Roj » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 01:34:52 GMT

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 04:19:07 +0000 (UTC), RusH

As long as it runs, runs fast and runs what I want to run on it, it
ain't no nightmare for me.

Linux sound hardware support - now THAT'S a nightmare.
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
 -  Ulysses

Re: Microsoft turns to technology licensing for Xbox Next

Postby Jan Panteltje » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 05:38:54 GMT

On a sunny day (Wed, 12 Nov 2003 11:34:52 -0500) it happened Roj <asman@>
wrote in < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >:

Hey, only if you cannot read / write, but then you are sentenced to mouse clicking anyways.
Whats you problem?
I run SB live and SB 128 PCI, have an assembler for the live DSP, 
all was auto-detected.

Re: Microsoft turns to technology licensing for Xbox Next

Postby Tony Hill » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:55:21 GMT

Linux sound support is no nightmare, just a minor annoyance in an
otherwise generally pleasant, albeit somewhat geeky, dream.

The sound support needs work to be sure.  The upcoming 2.6.x series of
kernels takes a BIG step forward in this regard by switching to the
ALSA sound system.  You can use ALSA just fine in 2.4.x, but it takes
a bit more tweaking (assuming your distribution hasn't done the
tweaking for you), while in 2.6 it will be setup by default.  ALSA
drivers are still not perfect, particularly if you need some advanced
sound options, but they certainly aren't a nightmare.

Tony Hill
hilla <underscore> 20 <at> yahoo <dot> ca

Re: Microsoft turns to technology licensing for Xbox Next

Postby Roj » Sat, 15 Nov 2003 00:07:09 GMT

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 10:37:32 +0000 (UTC), RusH

Face iit - you know zip.  Now be quiet before you embarass yourself
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
 -  Ulysses

Re: Microsoft turns to technology licensing for Xbox Next

Postby AD. » Sat, 15 Nov 2003 04:56:14 GMT


Stability isn't a binary concept.

eg if when comparing ladders, one ladder needs 20% more force to knock it
over, it is more stable than the others even if it can still be knocked

If something crashes less but still occasionally crashes it could be
called 'more stable'.

And I do regard W2K as more stable than XP.


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krw wrote:

> The point is; why buy the cow if the milk is free?  

Because Mac OS has moved to Intel chips.

MS is positioning themselves to be both the supplier of the CPU and
the OS.

Motorola died because there weren't enough MAC customers buying 68k

This is a warning shot across Intel's head by MS.

It could also be because of the retirement rate of Intel P3 and P4
CPU's.  The stability of supply maybe is less than what MS wants for
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5.OT: Microsoft Windows License Question

Most everyone here is quite PC and O/S saavy, so maybe you can help decipher
the appropriate license interpretation.

I own a Windows98SE CD with a product key (license). I also have a laptop
that I purchased a year or so ago without any Windows CD, however the laptop
came with a Windows98SE product key, so I used that license when I installed
Windows98SE using the CD I already had. Now I am selling the laptop, and I
know I am in my right to have Windows98SE installed on it using the product
key that came with the laptop, but is it ok to supply a copy of the Win98SE
disk I have, granted the new user uses the product key?

From what I get out of the EULA, this should be legal, considering that (1)
the EULA allows one copy of software for archival purposes and (2) when
transferring a license you must surrender any and all material related to
that license (including backup copy). Granted my copy came from another CD,
but the laptop still holds a legal license.

Here's how the pertient EULA items read:

Back-up Copy. If Manufacturer has not included a back-up copy of the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT with the COMPUTER, you may make a single back-up copy of
the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. You may use the back-up copy solely for archival
purposes. Back-up Utility. If the SOFTWARE PRODUCT includes a Microsoft
back-up utility, you may use the utility to make the single back-up copy.
After the single back-up copy is made, the backup utility will be
permanently disabled. Except as expressly provided in this EULA, you may not
otherwise make copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, including the printed
materials accompanying the SOFTWARE.

Software Product Transfer. You may permanently transfer all of your rights
under this EULA only as part of a permanent sale or transfer of the
HARDWARE, provided you retain no copies, you transfer all of the SOFTWARE
PRODUCT (including all component parts, the media and printed materials, any
upgrades, this EULA and, if applicable, the Certificate(s) of Authenticity),
and the recipient agrees to the terms of this EULA. If the SOFTWARE PRODUCT
is an upgrade, any transfer must also include all prior versions of the

Thanks for anyone that can help clarify this.

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