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Summary: Microsoft’s troubled operating system monopoly necessitates some biased ‘coverage’ and Microsoft also allows people to get Vista 8 free of charge
The disaster which is Vista 8 is going to cost Microsoft dearly. Microsoft staff talks about it anonymously in the mini-Microsoft blog. Microsoft is buying fake endorsements again and it gave Microsoft Jack [1, 2, 3] some hardware. He’s not as retired as one might think (or as he wants us to think) based on this new article. ZDNet has a seemingly paid-for section again, but we cannot confirm; ZDNet managers don’t want to talk about it. We mentioned Jack’s 'advert' for Vista 8 from the other day; this time he is calling it “great”.
Microsoft is letting Windows 8 Pro users upgrade to Media Center for free until January 31st. Neat. But in so doing, it’s handed out a code that will fully activate any copy of Windows 8. Oops. The Verge has even tested it out and is confirming that it works.
Who said it’s a mistake? █
“It’s easier for our software to compete with Linux when there’s piracy than when there’s not.”