Originally Posted by Natalya
OEM is not allowed to be sold to the public like that. STUPID RESELLERS WHO DONT DO THEIR JOB PROPERLLY CAUSE ALL THIS CRAP.
What MS is saying is, Buy a new computer and we will give you the software at a discounted price PRE INSTALLED aka OEM, OR, Buy the software on its own but pay a little more.
I find it completely unjustifiable that I would have to pay more just because I happen to like building my own computers.. MS tries to justify this by calling the OEM version a "discounted" copy.. my ass. they just want to get more money from people who don't rely on brand PCs.
which is exactly why I willl probably stick to linux and XP, and the eventual cracked copy of vista.
When I bought my copy of XP, it was OEM from a local shop. They would only let me buy it with new hardware... which in this case was a laser mouse.
Of coarse, others say this is bad bad bad... ok.. so I should go buy the 'upgrade' version of windows they say... uh huh.. whats this? I need a 98se or ME cd that I happen to NOT own whatsoever? Nice, Microsoft, real nice. Ever wonder why some people despise you? Didn't think so.
(i'm not directing that last paragraph to you natalya, sorry if it seems that way heh)