Microsoft and Piracy







  • So, you recommend that I download what now?

    I mean, I understand what they mean, but that could have been said better.



  • Hah, nice. :-)

    (More than can be said for the text rendering... ouch, my eyes!)



  • Nice....  think needs sum bettr engrish dere ....

     Maybe ...  Downloads by Product?



  • [quote user="benryves"]Hah, nice. :-)

    (More than can be said for the text rendering... ouch, my eyes!)
    [/quote]

    3 inner WTFs?

    - not setting appropriate default / minimum font size... (screenshot / client...)
    - not using appropriate relative font sizes in page (desing)
    - mixing absolute and relative sizes on 1 site (look at main www.microsoft.com and www.microsoft.com/windows with different sans/serif and def. sizes)
     



  • One more thing of note: Downloading windows updates while running KDE. Not that I disapprove of either, it's just an interesting combination :)



  • [quote user="Nandurius"]Downloading windows updates while running KDE.
    [/quote]

    d/l-ing windows XP. Running compiz with skin Viscious, that is a clone of Vista look ;)



  • I actually like the text that way, probably has something to do with this beeing a Laptop where I am normally very close to the screen. Oh, and I'm downloading winxp updates on a Linux box because the windows box needs the updates to recognize the network adapter (It's an USB 2.0 wlan stick and windows won't realize that my motherboard can do USB2.0 without SP2) so downloading on the windows box won't work. This is kind of a related WTF, because USB 2.0 worked out of the box on the same system with windows 2000...



  • [quote user="viraptor"]d/l-ing windows XP. Running compiz with skin Viscious, that is a clone of Vista look ;)[/quote]

    I doubt it's Compiz, since the rounded window corners at the top aren't antialiased.  (Yes, I know, I am such a geek for noticing that.) 

    [quote user="halcyon"]I actually like the text that way, probably has something to do with this beeing a Laptop where I am normally very close to the screen.[/quote]

    Looks fine to me too - I guess it's partly a matter of taste, but it could also be because subpixel-rendered text apparently doesn't look very good on CRTs.  (I say "apparently" because I've never tried it for myself, but the idea doesn't surprise me.)



  • [quote user="iwpg"]

    I doubt it's Compiz, since the rounded window corners at the top aren't antialiased.  (Yes, I know, I am such a geek for noticing that.) 

    [/quote]

    Yup... And titlebar's width differs from window's width by some px on each side - it doesn't do that on my sys. So it's probably some modified ver. (scrollbars) of orig. Viscious Lime theme ("normal", not compiz).
    I just got used to much to idea of VL being compiz theme :)



  • Actually, the (kwin-) theme is called "Alphacube" and is kind of a mix between an old theme called "Milky" (iirc) and the Windows Vista look. I like it because it looks pretty and doesn't get in my way. And no, no Compiz for me (Would probably be kind of hard to get to run on my laptop with the integrated graphics anyways).



  • They detected you are running linux,

    They are suggesting you download windows xp and install that

    They'll invoice you later ;-)


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