I am not a fan of Microsoft. I like Linux. And this example just shows why I am moving more and more away from MS and more and more to linux.
I just wanted to check out Media Player 11 Beta 2 for windows. Its a beta software.
So, you go and download it from their website. Then, 22.5MB of download later, you start the installer.
And what do you see ?
A screen which says, nay orders you, to validate your copy of windows before you can install a beta software.
Genuine advantage ?? Crap ! My copy of windows is an office copy. Running on my office machine. It has already been validated during the 'security update' phase. And still the folks at Microsoft are not trusting me enough to let me install a 'beta' version on a validated install of windows.
Clicked 'cancel'. Thank you very much - but no thanks. I will continue using winamp. I will continue to work on linux at all the opportunities I get. I dont like anyone - especially a company - policing what I do.