msnbc news alert installer: "Unable to start browser"
geoff at geoffthorpe.net
Fri Jan 4 16:36:28 CST 2002
On Saturday 05 January 2002 04:18, Bill Medland wrote:
> "Dan Kegel" <dank at kegel.com> wrote in message
> news:3C35371B.9FF04D0F at kegel.com...
> > While doing research for my site on the Microsoft
> > antitrust trial ( http://www.kegel.com/remedy/ ), I
> > came across a nasty little EULA for a product called
> > MSNBC News Alert. The EULA is at
> > http://www.msnbc.com/tools/newsalert/naeula.asp
> > and says
> > > MSNBC Interactive grants you the right to install and use
> > > copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT on your computers running validly
> > > licensed copies of the operating system for which the SOFTWARE
> > > PRODUCT was designed
> So who specifies for what operating systems the software was designed?
It seems pretty clear that such software was designed for any operating
system supporting the win32 API. Wine is just helping widen this scope a
bit, Microsoft should be thrilled. Imagine how many more copies of Office
they might sell?
As for "validly licensed", think how much administration work the Open
Source licenses are saving them from ... my linux is validly licensed as is
my installation of wine. I'm a low-overhead target customer for them!
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