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Endersothergame
2007-07-17T15:33:03Z

 This is likely the most irritating thing M$ could do and do you think they wont?

 

http://digg.com/microsoft/Microsoft_patents_the_mother_of_all_adware_systems_4 

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Der Meister
2007-07-17T17:29:19Z

 That would be an interesting way to get everyone to switch to Vista if they impolement it on Xp only.

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2007-07-18T04:27:40Z

 I beleive Google should be a role model for Microsoft. Particularly when it comes to advertising and at the moment Google are top dog in advertising, their adwords system is almost as succesful as there page rank algorithm. As long as advertising doesn't intrude and isn't invasive it's fine however this is going to far.

For some reason this doesn't surprise me that they would patent such a system. 

entermymatrix03
2007-07-18T08:27:39Z

Between this, 360 dying all over the place, and Peter Moore leaving....MS- WTF is going on over there?

Covert_One24
2007-07-18T16:52:01Z

if this ever happened, im sure RAZOR 1911 or someone would make a hack or crack that would disable this system. 

XaviarCraig
2007-07-19T12:29:17Z

While that is grounds for mass murder at M$ headquarters, I think this would be far worse:

 

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entermymatrix03
2007-07-19T14:04:38Z

Xaviar- Dude you have to edit that pic man. Black out that one word and we will be cool.

 Also, is that real? Did you get that or did someone you know get that and why did they get that? Illegal copy of Windows or another MS product?

XaviarCraig
2007-07-19T14:58:39Z

Supposedly it is, but I do not know for sure. Gimme a bit and I will try and make it a bit cleaner. It was in my 4chan /b/ content I post occasionally so I am not exactly too clean with them.

entermymatrix03
2007-07-19T15:31:40Z

Thanks man. We have to find out if this is for real or not.....that is amazing!

 **EDIT**- I just googled ipe.gov and it only brings up 2 pages of results and none really say anything important. I think that message was a scam now.

XaviarCraig
2007-07-19T19:06:16Z

I am not concerned if it was/is real. What I am concerned about is how [censored]like that COULD happen since "automatic updates" d/ls + installs things without your consent. There is nothing stopping M$ from getting too greedy/sleezy and trying to make stuff like that happen. Further more if it works fine without the updates, why should need the updates? You could probably live without any of them. On this computer my XP installation is original without any Service Packs and it works fine with all new games and programs.

 

Edit: Actually it has SP1 but its a 2002 installation copy.  

jerkwheat
2007-07-19T19:33:51Z

XaviarCraig wrote:

 It was in my 4chan /b/ content

 

+10 internets for b.

XaviarCraig
2007-07-19T23:56:25Z

Art thou a fellow /b/tard?! 

jerkwheat
2007-07-20T00:50:07Z

lol yeah.  I hit the other boards a little more though.