Re: So let's get this straight
The $40 is a fee to downgrade your current Windows version to 8.
I don't think they have announced what a new licence will cost.
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"yet you can't see that these costs need to be recouped"
How is paying the artist, his kids, and grand kids for every copy sold part of recouping production costs?
How many more copies of Rumours do you figure they need to sell to recoup the production costs?
@ AC - "How do you propose that a musician can earn a living if they are only paid once?"
You miss my point. The original post that I replied to was a load of crap. It compared people who preform a service and only get paid once, to the selling of copy of something, that can it's self be copied.
But since you asked, the same way as everyone else in the world? How do all the technicians, artists, studio floor sweepers earn a living when they only get paid once when they make a record?
The Dentist, surgeon, mechanic only get paid once.
The mechanic is not expecting to get paid every time I drive my car, and I'm sure they don't expect there grandchildren to get paid for the work they did today.
A lot like a live performance...
The record companies are not selling a service, they are selling a copy of something, and you can always make another copy.
I said Joe user / Mom. Some cheap ass Acer from Bestbuy or a Dell Inspiron.
Sure a business class computer is more likely to have a switch (just like Hardware virtualization controls in the BIOS today) but I will not be at all surprised to see consumer level computers with no off switch for secure boot.
Yes it will be cracked in 5 minutes. But it will still be effective for Joe average.
While you can jailbreak your iphone or install a custom ROM on your Android phone the number of people who do is small.
If Mom buys a laptop with Win8 on it and hates it, she can't install Win7 on it, forget Linux.
But they also don't say they have to provide the option to turn it off... nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
You think low end HP/DELL/Acer... type boxes will include an off switch? Just something they have to support. Like they have for options to turn on hardware virtualization they will just skip it.
Two years is about one orbit for Mars (1.88 years) so that dust would have to be very close the the star for there to be any chance a new planet could suck up all/most of the dust in that short a time since it would also be in orbit around the star.
And that line is just as true as your normal copying is theft line, that is total bull shit.
What is the connection between "intercepting counterfeit trade - including fake drugs - across borders" and "the entertainment industry"?
Where is the part about financing drug dealers and terrorists?
Add DRM and you will get all the stuff you don't like.
It will be cracked in 5 seconds. They will keep changing in a hopeless attempt to keep ahead. It will only be available on some platforms, Some will use different types of DRM (Sony phones will have some crap Sony DRM I expect).
As long as they feel they need DRM for video they will need crap like iTunes/Flash/WMP. And the stuff will still get ripped and torrented 5 minutes after it's posted.
It's another stock market where traders and middle men line their pockets. Zero change in carbon produced.
Even had some ass come to my house trying to get me to buy carbon offsets to make my home "carbon neutral". I told them to piss off, I'd be better off spending the money on weather stripping or some new windows. Something that might actually reduce energy use.
Except one. Apple's own Hi-Fi speaker Doc had 12 volt charging.
And Apple's FM Radio remote that I bought for my Nano (2G) didn't work with a touch.
But yes better then most cell phone makers up to now. Standard micro USB is better then any oddball cable no mater how stable.
But I expect this tablet to be free of strange plugs and cables that require pay-me chips to work.
"Exists" =/= Stuff that's almost the same hardware running a different OS.
It's not in a warehouse, it's not coming off the line in China as I type this. The OS is not even finished!
There is a prototype / mock-up, running beta software. It's not the same "it" that will show up on store shelves.
Remember Plays for Sure? One day Microsoft took it into the woods and shot it in the head. Released the Zune to replace it but kept everything to it's self. All the Plays for Sure partners got stiffed. All in an attempt to take on the iPod.
Now we have the iPad that MS have their eyes on. They are not going to copy the iPad, they are going to copy the business model. If you are a partner and you want to make a tablet, you have to sell it cheap to compete then MS get all the money from software and you get zip. Can't see them lining up to give Microsoft their money.
The Nexus was a partner's phone with the name changed. I don't think that's what we are seeing here.
"Because the people who did the work are long since dead, and it is their children and even grandchildren getting paid for doing fuck all?"
Or some corporation, maybe a bunch of lawyers.
The Little Mermaid is clearly still worth something, who should Disney be paying?
People have upgraded to Digital/HD now and are good for a few years at least.
Like the upgrade to CD give sales a big boost the upgrade to LCD is not something that will go on forever. The attempt to get people to upgrade again with DVD Audio failed and the attempt to get people to upgrade again with 3D or "smart" TV is almot sure to have little effect.
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