Microsoft's dirty tricks

Microsoft's dirty tricks

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PauloMorfeo
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Microsoft's dirty tricks

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http://www.computerworld.com/action/art ... geNumber=1
2003-6-12
Users and resellers of RAV AntiVirus, popular especially on Linux platforms, are in limbo after Microsoft Corp. announced plans to buy the RAV technology from Romania's GeCAD Software Srl.
The RAV product line will be discontinued after Microsoft completes the acquisition of the technology, Microsoft said. ...
http://www.ravantivirus.com/
RAV Direct Sales have been ceased (Date: 2003-08-29)
Due to the aquisition of RAV├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) by Microsoft Corp., GeCAD Software SRL is currently engaged in a strategic reorganisation of their operations, involving the scaling down and eventual discontinuance of the anti-virus related business.

As part of this process starting with 3rd of September 2003, the direct sales (including the e-store) have been closed down.
RAV product registration ceased on December the 15th, 2003 (Date: 2003-12-16)
As previously informed, RAV AntiVirus products registration is no longer available since December 15, 2003. According to RAV product License Agreement, all new users were required to register within 7 days since receiving the registration code (RC).

Thank you.
And people think Microsoft haters are just spoiled prats!
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Dr.InfernO
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Post by Dr.InfernO »

I even don't like micro$oft easy money policy.
But we have no real choice.
Every new computer comes with windows, so every developer, who wants to earn money, will only make programs for it.
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Post by AF »

Sounds like when they hacked MS Office so it messed up when OS/2 loaded it up
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Rayden
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Post by Rayden »

Don't blame Microsoft - blame GeCAD Software.
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Kuroneko
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Post by Kuroneko »

Rayden wrote:Don't blame Microsoft - blame GeCAD Software.
Exactly! This was a purchase, not a hostile takeover.
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Post by Weaver »

Rayden wrote:Don't blame Microsoft - blame GeCAD Software.
Maybe they sold out, but when Micro$oft want your technology just so they can stop people using it, I expect the first offer you get wil be the best.
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Post by Comp1337 »

*COUGH* Halo *Cough*

MY precious Halo.. :cry:
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Post by smoth »

Comp1337 wrote:*COUGH* Halo *Cough*

MY precious Halo.. :cry:
PEH halo2 was much better then halo
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smoth wrote:
Comp1337 wrote:*COUGH* Halo *Cough*

MY precious Halo.. :cry:
PEH halo2 was much better then halo
I haven't even played Halo2, but that's not the point. The point is that microsoft payed bungie to release it to xbox, and delay the PC release.. They cut loads of features too.. :cry:
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Post by hollowsoul »

delayed pc release ?
last i heard its been released for windows vista only
i rather buy an xbox360 when it drops in price than use vista :/
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Post by Tobi »

yeah you can get linux on a xbox, you can't get linux on vista :-)
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Post by Comp1337 »

Tobi wrote:yeah you can get linux on a xbox, you can't get linux on vista :-)
W-Wha-What? I thought they cut that part of palladium? Isn't that some sort of illegal monopoly-making?
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