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Microsoft swallows another good independant...

Discussion in 'Software' started by hbroomhall, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Sigh - Sysinternals/Winternals has been bought by Microsoft.

    Great for the founders no doubt, but raises all sorts of problems for those of us who use and depend on their stuff.

    More detail here.

    Harry.
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. jackd

    jackd Megabyte Poster

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    MORE BAD LUCK TODAY! :dry
     
  4. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    That's kind of good news and bad. Bad for us, but I'm sure the Sysinternals boys are going to turn a tidy profit as well as get jobs at MS, and let's face it, apart from Freddy, who here can honestly say they'd turn down Uncle Bill if he came a-knockin'?

    Do you think the Sysinternals stuff will remain freeware?
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Best to download it all now while its free. :biggrin
     
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  6. nugget
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    Good point Sparky. Gonna suck the whole site down tomorrow.:D
     
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  7. aw69

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    I would not bother Nugget the links on the webpage do not work
     
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  8. jackd

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    they work but they are very slow in opening the pages
     
  9. nugget
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    With news like this and given the popularity of their tools, how many others do you think are doing the exact same thing? No wonder the pages are slow then.

    Edit: just tried to get on their site and it seems like they've suffered an unintentional overload and is not accessable.
     
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  10. jackd

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    Ahah so thats why
     
  11. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    It is interesting to note that many of the Sysinternals utils have had their EULA changed very recently to be much more restrictive!

    (This from reading some of the comments at /. )

    Harry.
     
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