Daily Archives: June 7, 2007

See the end of the world in 90 seconds

Some say the world will end in fire. Some say in ice.
Or at least that’s what Robert Frost wrote. The truth is nobody knows how
the world will end. Still, that doesn’t stop people from speculating

One of the more amusing versions comes from the Flash artist known as
Fluid. You can check out his Doomsday scenario at
AlbinoBlackSheep.com. Please be aware that the animation contains adult
language and national stereotypes that will be offensive to some
readers, hilarious to others.

Watch the animation

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Get OEM discounts when you upgrade your PC

Scott Dunn


May 24 issue
continued our discussion of OEM software, explaining that any hobbyist can be
a system builder and buy these products at a discount.

Additional documentation from Microsoft’s Web site makes it even more clear
that you neither need to build a computer from scratch nor join
the Microsoft Partner Program to qualify for the lower prices.

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A crusade against bad EULAs

Scott Dunn

For at least a decade, InfoWorld veteran Ed Foster has been writing about the
uses and abuses of end-user license agreements (EULAs).

What began as examples of bad service
agreements that were more funny than dangerous has become a crusade against
complicated language and outrageous requirements and penalties. I talked to
Foster about fighting the good fight.

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Readers win a Housecall from Fred Langa

Brian Livingston

It’s not every day that a motorcycle roars up to your house
and its rider takes off his helmet to help you fix your ailing PC.

But that’s the experience several lucky readers of the
Windows Secrets Newsletter will have when Fred Langa, our editor-at-large,
brings his patented Housecall to their doors.

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