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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Microsoft has a new patent for a hardware compatibility tool . You run from a remote server. Will that game work on your PC? Sad isn't it ? Does n't the game box have all the info you need ? Like Minimum requirments . Quote from the patent link: "The method of claim 10 wherein the capability tool is a software program run from a remote computer via a web browser interface".





    http://netscape.com.com/2100-1040_22-5542017.html

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    Well this may seem sad at first look, but I think it's actually a good idea.

    Remember when XP was new?
    The best way for non techie types to tell if they needed a system upgrade for the new OS was to run the XP hardware compatibility program on the XP cd.

    Saved a lot of people a lot of aggro.

    Edit: Don't like the sound of that 'remote computer' thing though.
    Last edited by uNz[i]; 01-20-2005 at 05:25 AM.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by uNz[i]
    Well this may seem sad at first look, but I think it's actually a good idea.

    Remember when XP was new?
    The best way for non techie types to tell if they needed a system upgrade for the new OS was to run the XP hardware compatibility program on the XP cd.

    Saved a lot of people a lot of aggro.

    Edit: Don't like the sound of that 'remote computer' thing though.


    Good point ! I should say that its an only an application for a patent . Whats going on, first a antispyware tool,then virus removal, now software for dummies. A gentler, kinder Microsoft ? Or someone who sees the writing on the wall . ie: Alternative O/S 's
    Last edited by peat moss; 01-20-2005 at 06:29 AM.

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