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Re: [opensuse] device.map - Darryl/Carl/Boyd
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 08:39:33 -0500
  • Message-id: <1170855574.4510.9.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 12:47 -0600, S Glasoe wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 February 2007 09:44:34 am James Knott wrote:
> > Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
> > > Norton System Works '06 edition was roundly criticized for this since
> > > it also affected American tax software which also demanded changes to
> > > the MBR.
> > >
> > > Lets hope '07 corrects this. Dumb idea to use the boot sector for
> > > anything but booting systems.
> >
> > Why would a tax program have to change the MBR???
>
> Because Intuit, in their infinite wisdom, figured they'd use it as a way to
> track appropriate use of their software. IIRC it was analogous to XP's
> activation scheme. Problem was they didn't do it right and it caused all
> kinds of headaches.

Well it seems we can paint them several kinds of stupid, for this, and
for their continued abuse of the Windows registry.

{snip}

Mike

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