Posts Tagged ‘license’

Grab Your Windows 7 Licenses While You Can – End of Sales Begins October 31, 2014

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

If you plan on sticking with Windows 7 and avoiding Windows 8, then you should probably check this out …

If you are a Windows user who does not like Windows 8 for one reason or the other but decided to buy a new PC, it is likely that you picked Windows 7 as your operating system of choice for it. But, if you have not picked up a license of Windows 7 yet, then you may want to consider doing so this year as Microsoft has updated its end of sales information page. When a product reaches end of sales, it is “no longer shipped to retailers or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)”.


Why Forced Software Registration is a Bad Thing

Friday, February 7th, 2014

I can live with software registration for free programs; what bugs me is when I buy a program and then have to spend a half hour jumping through hoops before I can get the program to work (as is the case with most new Adobe products.)

My initial plan was to review the personal — that is free — version of SecPod Saner here today. Everything looked promising at first. I was able to download the software to my system, the scan on Virustotal told me the application was clean, and the installation worked just fine and without any issues or third-party surprises. When I started the program however I was greeted by a screen that told me that I had to activate the software before I could use it.


Why Windows 8’s 100 Million License Milestone is Not the Same as Windows 7’s

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Apparently, Windows 8 isn’t taking off quite as quickly as we’re being lead to believe …

When it comes to Windows 8, Microsoft has only made two announcements so far in regards to how many licenses the company’s most recent operating system has sold. Back in January 2013 it reported that 60 million licenses had been sold to end users and manufacturers who create devices that are powered by the operating system.