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Microsoft Should be “Sued for Breach of Contract” in Vista 7

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Summary: Microsoft covers up invasion of privacy, claims one of our regular members

Ryan Farmer, a former Microsoft MVP, tells us about a new bug that says: "In certain scenarios, an Emergency Alert System (EAS) message does not automatically tune to the appropriate channel in Windows Media Center." He adds that: "in the Windows 7 CEIP will be affected by this part of the update. This update limits the diagnostic information that can be collected by the CEIP."



"They get caught spying," he remarks, "say it was an accident, and "fix it". Shouldn't they be sued for breach of contract?"

"In other words, business as usual," concludes MinceR.

As a side note, Vista 7 is facing real pressure because it's not being deployed like Microsoft wants people to believe. From the news:

Not everyone is interested in upgrading to Windows 7 -- at least not right away. Computerworld's survey respondents who said they have no plans to upgrade reported that they just don't see enough benefit, particularly in these tough economic times, to warrant the cost of migration.

For Carl Weddle, director of IT at Quality Trailer Products, Windows 7 isn't even on the radar. "We were clawing our way out of a hole until a few months ago," he says, referring to the recession. Even in better times, he adds, "I tend to stay on the back end of the technology curve because it's cheaper there."


An upgrade to GNU/Linux would be even cheaper and provide a very modern platform.

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