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Re: Fishing License



"Robin Laing" wrote:
> The point is how many people actually read and understand the EULA.  I 
> wonder how many people realize the rights that they hand to MS when they 
> click on the agree or install their latest version of XP.
> 
> This is an interesting question as this was posted just a few days ago.
>    http://linuxadvocate.org/articles.php?p=1
> 
> You cannot even boot a new computer without agreeing to the EULA.  The 
> service tech may do it in advance and you, as a user may never see it. 
>   It has happened to me.

I applied for an IT job in a (US) gambling casio once.  The state 
gambling commision has very strict rules about who can access 
the computers used to control the gambling machines.  As a result, 
the casino used linux boxes for that, since the MS EULA effecitively 
allows MS or their agents to access (this includes remotely or via
software updates) an MS box at any time. 

If I were an official in charge of technology in any country outside
the US, I would be very concerned about the use of Windows 
machines in my country.



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