Microsoft simplifies Windows 8 EULA, rewrites terms

By Rick · 6 replies
Aug 20, 2012
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  1. Microsoft's Windows EULA (end-user license agreement) has traditionally consisted of posterior-covering blobs of legalese. According to ZDNet though, with Windows 8, Microsoft has completely rewritten the agreement in "plain English". Also, for the first time, the EULA allows for legally……

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  2. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    90% of the computers in China run a pilfered version of windows.
  3. DanUK

    DanUK TS Booster Posts: 211   +9

    Woah, an EULA that doesn't look like a **** ton of lawyer jargon.. what a refreshing change hah.
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Maybe I can understand this one! All the other agreements, I just had my cat step on the space bar. So legally, all my software is signed by Fluffy... take her to court! :p
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  5. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    this is new.. a EULA that can be understandable... has anyone bother reading a EULA :p
  6. RubinOnRye

    RubinOnRye TS Rookie Posts: 57

    This really bites for the companies that build computers for people like TigerDirect and mom and pop shops.
  7. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    We'll see how effective the new strategy is. Gotta say, MS sure sends mixed signals about its feeling toward its own users. Wasn't there something about the MS billionaires preferring that pirates at least run Windows?

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