Seriously? At a minimum slashdot editors should check when the news happened before posting it.
What if it gets the Blue Screen of Death?
Exactly, thats what I do. The company pays people to work, not play farmville.
I use game demos to base my purchases off. I don't run the latest greatest hardware on my computer. Some games like Counter-Strike: Source, Call of Duty: MW and MW2 run really well on my computer while other games like Mass Effect do not. Without a demo I can't gauge whether or not the full game will run properly.
I am not willing to take a $60 risk (not to mention money wasted on gas or shipping) only to find out that the game I just purchased runs at a poor FPS rate.
I just won't buy games anymore, besides they waste quite a bit of my time anyways...
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SCO Unix was not a bad operating system, but he literally destroyed the company with all the lawsuits against linux in the name of defending their IP.
The interface reminds me of when I owned my Zune though (disclaimer: doesn't mean thats bad), but the new My Games page layout is much improved and in my opinion, awesome.
There are numbers missing here and if we had those numbers (they dont have to be exact, just close), it would help immensely in finding the best solution for the money.
And at least they just downgrade you - they could instead just shut your system down for a suspected license violation and prevent any log-ins.
I get the impression businesses don't often switch to linux because they feel it is hard to work with. If a false positive shuts down a good portion of their machines, Windows suddenly becomes the OS that is hard to work with. Customers have shown time and again they'll put up with a good amount of annoyance, so WAT just stays in that range and few people will actually move their money elsewhere. NB: This is the impression I get from the IT types posting on slashdot. I am sure someone with actual IT experience can elaborate and/or correct what I am saying.
Corporate IT departments don't like to move to linux because its expensive and we can't persuade the suits to pay for it. In our company, we are unfortunately very dependant on windows. If we moved to linux, not only would we have to replace all the software and migrate the data to the new software but we would also have to rewrite large portions of our in-house created software.
For some companies, leaving windows just isn't an option. If this WAT deactivates our entire company, it might be enough to persuade the suits to pay for the switchover.
The suits would be easier then persuading the developers to rewrite our software though haha
If you buy from t-mobile under contract, you have to pay $180 for the phone and you don't get the discount. When you buy the phone at full price and get the discount, you save about $130 after 2 years (provided my math is correct).
I don't know about you, but that sure looks like saving money to me. Even if it does take 2 years to get actually see it.