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filmscanners: Re: OT on Windows XP

The REAL problem it is NOT to HAVE TO PAY a LOT OF MONEY !  to Microsoft,
but to have WINDOWS NT (whatever version you should prefer to call it ) as
the kernel of the so called ''NEW'' operating system.

I wonder what will happen with the drivers of legacy boards and systems ;-)
... having seen so many people going to bananas about it .

Also ... nobody is speaking about Windows NT on 64 bit systems .... not even
as a perspective ... interesting enough ...



----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart" <stuart@shaws2000.fsnet.co.uk>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Windows XP, the good, the bad, the ugh!

> At 19:56 27-03-01 -0800, you wrote:
> >Windows XP is getting the best overall reviews I've seen since Win 95,
> >which might be a bad omen ;-)
> >
> >Seems it has cleaned itself up quite a bit, while basically stealing a
> >of look and feel from the Mac OS.  I believe it is based upon WIN 2000. I
> >also understand one big problem is that it requires registration on line,
> >and that it "records" which computer it has been placed on. There is a
> >problem if you change motherboards or other major components because the
> >registration process is designed to prevent the OS from being installed
> >numerous computers.  You then have to go to Microsoft, hat in hand, and
> >ask for permission to reinstall on a "revamped" system.
> A bit like buying a video or a book and not being able to take it to your
> new house :-))
> Stuart


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