Sunday, August 26th 2007

Court Orders Convicted Pirate to Dump Linux and Use Windows

Well, it looks like another pirate has been convicted and thrown in jail. However, Scott McCausland, ex-administrator of the Elite Torrents Bit Torrent tracker, has a rather peculiar sentence to serve. After pleading guilty to ‘conspiracy to commit copyright infringement’ and ‘criminal copyright infringement’, the court gave him five months in jail and five months house arrest. Under the condition that he follows his parole officer's orders, of course. Those orders were simple: McCausland must let the FBI watch his every online move. In order for that to happen, McCausland must dump Linux for Windows in order for that to happen. McCausland claims that this is cruel and unusual punishment, as it means he will have to buy expensive software while he is unemployed.Source: The Inquirer
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59 Comments on Court Orders Convicted Pirate to Dump Linux and Use Windows

#1
niko084
cdawall said:
well your 1 step ahead of me


as for my copy i got it from a company (who will remain nameless) as the upgraded from ME apearently they were having bug issues :roll: so that bought a ton of shared keys i just copied the disk and voila XP PRO for me :D
I run a business, if I got checked without having a legal copy/key sitting next to my computer I would be in BIG trouble... So I figured I would have it around.
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
niko084 said:
I run a business, if I got checked without having a legal copy/key sitting next to my computer I would be in BIG trouble... So I figured I would have it around.
yeah sounds like a good reason

you know i have a HDD in the garage with a legit copy of home on it wonder if that counts
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#3
niko084
cdawall said:
yeah sounds like a good reason

you know i have a HDD in the garage with a legit copy of home on it wonder if that counts
Well no thats not....

To be legal in the us when installing a using a different key there are a few rules...

If its pro in this case, you have to legally own pro, I don't think it can be an OEM copy either.

And remember its not the install that counts, its that stupid little piece of paper, plastic w/e the situation is that the license key is written on, possession of that is legal rights to the software.
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#4
Fox34
That is horrible, yea it is a crime for him to do that but making him switch to windows is absolutely ridiculous, if he wants to use linux then so be it.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
he should run OSX just to say F.... off :D
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#6
niko084
cdawall said:
he should run OSX just to say F.... off :D
Thats funny actually I just got a copy of OSX to install on my main machine...

After I swap my mainboard I'll be running Server 2003 64bit, Ubuntu 64bit, and OSX!
Now all I need is 8gb of ram!
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
thats what i should get server 03 :D wonder if they have that "for free"
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#8
niko084
cdawall said:
thats what i should get server 03 :D wonder if they have that "for free"
Not free but seriously its like $100 retail no activation BS!

My bus. partner is running osx on his pc its GREAT!
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#9
3991vhtes
OSX isn't my favorite OS.....I prefer windows.
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#10
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
theres nothing wrong with it :ohwell: its more stable than windows
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#11
XooM
every single person who ever posts on a public forum saying "lol I USE A STOLEN COPY OF WINDOWS! DOWN WITH MICROSHAFT AND THE GOVERNMENT!" is just a complete moron. If you're going to steal crap, do it subtly, quit bragging. nobody is impressed and it just makes corporations' jobs a lot easier. Also, it's self-incrimination if it ever got to court.
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#12
niko084
cdawall said:
theres nothing wrong with it :ohwell: its more stable than windows
And more efficient and faster and cheaper and better support....

So where is the downside???
:slap:
OSX OWNS YOU!

Sorry but the truth shines.
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#13
niko084
XooM said:
every single person who ever posts on a public forum saying "lol I USE A STOLEN COPY OF WINDOWS! DOWN WITH MICROSHAFT AND THE GOVERNMENT!" is just a complete moron. If you're going to steal crap, do it subtly, quit bragging. nobody is impressed and it just makes corporations' jobs a lot easier. Also, it's self-incrimination if it ever got to court.
Don't think anyone here is bragging and nobody is yelling down with the government.

Besides we were talking about how to use Corp edition legally without buying 1000 licenses.
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#14
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
XooM said:
every single person who ever posts on a public forum saying "lol I USE A STOLEN COPY OF WINDOWS! DOWN WITH MICROSHAFT AND THE GOVERNMENT!" is just a complete moron. If you're going to steal crap, do it subtly, quit bragging. nobody is impressed and it just makes corporations' jobs a lot easier. Also, it's self-incrimination if it ever got to court.
not entirly true
1 this forum is hosted outside of the US.
2 no one ever flat out said i use an illicit copy of XP i just mentioned were i got it from wich may or may not be legal they had extra copies i used them walla not illicit now is it?
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#15
3991vhtes
niko084 said:
So where is the downside???
less compatible software. 90% of everything is designed for windows.
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#16
zekrahminator
McLovin
cdawall said:
not entirly true
1 this forum is hosted outside of the US.
2 no one ever flat out said i use an illicit copy of XP i just mentioned were i got it from wich may or may not be legal they had extra copies i used them walla not illicit now is it?
You don't see too many of Russianboy's/Casheti's posts, do you :p.
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#17
Fox34
Uh osx...everyones claims all this stability and speed and what not, someone has really gotta give me some proof of macs goodness.
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#18
niko084
3991vhtes said:
less compatible software. 90% of everything is designed for windows.
LOL

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Nothing that counts except useless poorly programmed games....
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Run Photoshop, Video Editing, or Music production software on Windows and then run it on OSX and tell me what happens...

Give ya an idea... Mac OS whoops winblows arse!

My Apple G3 with 512mb of ram whooped my old P4 2.8 with 1 gig of rams arse in Photoshop and I use it ALOT.

So there is a taste of Apple OS goodness over WinDont *do anything right*

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Also remember thats not the OS sucking, thats the makers of the direct software there.
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#19
niko084
zekrahminator said:
You don't see too many of Russianboy's/Casheti's posts, do you :p.
Ya well he is a different breed :laugh:
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#20
niko084
Whoever called me a Mac fanboi and then signed off...

Lol until you know anything don't bother to speak.

Mac OS is far superior to windows in many categories simple as that.

And I'm far from a Mac fan....

Take a read up of strapping Mac G5's together running Mac X Server...
Want to see technology, how about strapping the computers together and making them run like a rack system super computer, and the OS supporting it...
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#21
3991vhtes
Run Photoshop, Video Editing, or Music production software on Windows and then run it on OSX and tell me what happens...

Give ya an idea... Mac OS whoops winblows arse!

My Apple G3 with 512mb of ram whooped my old P4 2.8 with 1 gig of rams arse in Photoshop and I use it ALOT.

So there is a taste of Apple OS goodness over WinDont *do anything right*
^^^

I think this may be the reason why sethv1993 called you a fanboi

although I have no clue who sethv1993 is........:rolleyes:
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#22
niko084
3991vhtes said:
^^^

reason sethv1993 called you a fanboi
Well its the truth....

Mac OS is far superior to Windows and it pretty much has been for years.
They are overpriced, and they have their market cornered, but for the things
they do, and the software that is also written for them, runs so incredibly much
faster and better its disgusting.

I do promotional work for about 20 nightclubs where I live, and every single DJ and light system runs on Mac's and OSX, I have a few close business contacts that work in various marketing and advertisement companies, all use Mac's and OSX, and a few people in music production well same thing again Mac's and OSX..

I plan on installing OSX on my system simply for photoshop and video editing, and if I ever get back into recording my own music again I will use it for that also.
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#23
Fox34
yea buiness and workers use mac, for a homeuser no, no games, cant change out hardware as easy like on windows, no command line, not as much written.
Mac is for work. and If its so good, why are we all on windows.
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#24
niko084
Fox34 said:
yea buiness and workers use mac, for a homeuser no, no games, cant change out hardware as easy like on windows, no command line, not as much written.
Mac is for work. and If its so good, why are we all on windows.
Actually hardware changes are easier! Way easier, and no I wouldn't know that if it wasn't for being around my friend who is a Mac Fanboi hugely.

Anyways yes for most home users that want easy and their software they know its not a good choice, but it still is a superior OS standalone, and there is a command line "type" on mac os also :)

We are all on windows because its a world standard practically, everyone knows it, everyone has it, schools have it.

Mac's are expensive because they have a tight nit market, their OS isn't expensive their machines are... You will see microsoft eat a good chunk of market if mac releases a PC version of Mac OS. Currently I don't think they are allowed to do that by some goofy contract, but that will pass.
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#25
Fox34
Dude check newegg, theres special hardware for macs, aka like 3 video cards?
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