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post #121 of 127
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Originally Posted by bettieblue View Post

Ok yeah so for non .edu folks it went like this.

1. Go to the micorosfot online store, choose digital delivery.
2. Enter your credit card info if you have never purchased anything there (likely)
3. Click downloand and install.
4. Say yes to shutting off specific apps that may cause a problem with the install.


vs Lion

1. Go to the Mac App store, choose Lion.
2. Enter your credit card info if you have not before...and create an Apple ID as well possibly.
3. Click Install (downloads a 3.6gig file..looking at the file now on my NAS)
4. It may pop up telling some apps are NOT Lion compatible.

Amazing difference.

You still need to use Snow Leopard at minimum. At least on Windows 8, you can upgrade within Vista and 7.
post #122 of 127
I think it should be something like this:

1. MS offers Windows 7 by internet delivery for installation via USB, burn DVD, or mount ISO.
2. MS will offer Windows 8 with click-to-install similar to Lion using Mac App Store.
3. Apple offers Lion thru Mac App Store for only Snow Leopard.
4. Apple "copies" MS for using Internet to deliver OS installation, first.
5. MS "copies" Apple for using click-to-install simplification, second.

It seems very clear that neither copy each other. It was natural that they both will move to digital delivery given that most laptops will not have optical drive. It's not like Apple and MS thought of these features just a day ago. All these features started right after 7 was released and certainly after Snow Leopard was released. In the end, Linux had digital distribution way before both of them.
post #123 of 127
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Originally Posted by bettieblue View Post

Oh I guess they hack the certficate used for SSL, the 2048bit one??????????????????? Yeah probably happen day 2?

The fanboy shite on this site is amazing.

Hold tight... are you sure you're on the right shite site tonight?
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post #124 of 127
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


... the simplest and easiest method of installing Windows 8

... download over the Internet.

... buying ... software is quickly becoming the exception rather than the rule,
with more and more software being ... online as broadband penetration increases
and large-size media downloads become more common.

While we will continue to offer boxed DVDs,
we are also making it easier than ever to ... install online.

... the simplified process will likely make it ideal for most users.

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Yea - is called BitTorrent and UseNet



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But Dear Friends

Since we're talking here about Microsoft

What po' fo' would WANT to ?



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post #125 of 127
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Originally Posted by BC Kelly View Post

Yea - is called BitTorrent and UseNet

I'm pretty sure promoting piracy is against ToS.
post #126 of 127
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Originally Posted by Firefly7475 View Post

I'm pretty sure promoting piracy is against ToS.

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Not "promoting" anything

Any more or less

Than the original article

Is "promoting" Microsoft

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Just being honest about reality



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post #127 of 127
MyWindows Vista desktop no longer even allows Windows updates. \
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