[Dshield] FW: Microsoft Security Update

John Hardin johnh at aproposretail.com
Thu Sep 4 20:28:37 GMT 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-04 at 12:31, Michael Leone wrote:
> What about MY rights? I 
> pay out my butt for Microsoft Office XP, which has more bugs that a pile of 
> cow shit, and I only have a "limited" use. I get a new HDD, and I get a new 
> scanner and it wants me to "Re-Activate" it. Why? I don't want Microsoft 
> knowing I changed something on my computer. ITS NONE OF THEIR DAMNED 
> BUSINESS. When I make a purchase, reload my computer, add a printer, change 
> my CPU. Whatever, I should not have to tell Microsoft. 

> It used to be that, "you can use this for free, unless if you make money 
> from it, than you have to give me a piece of the action". I liked that 
> approach, it was fair. I also like messing with source code to fix all the 
> stupid errors in most mainstream programs. 

So have you even *looked* at OpenOffice or other open source solutions?

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