Licensing issues with Microsoft.
Tue Jun 17 12:32:01 2003
But does this not just mean that you can't connect to a Machine running Win XP and Office, then open word and use it, as you'd be
running it from an unlicensed PC. If you were to have office licensed on your PC, then connect to a remote PC and use word it would be
Has anyone got the XP license at hand? Would be interested in reading it!
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Nazim Khan wrote:
>Is there any problem in using VNC on Microsoft OSs i.e Win95/Win2K/NT/XP.
>Any link or info about the same will be useful for me in making the decision
>about using the VNC.
Yes ! I'm not sure about the other versions, but the licence for XP
is quite explicit that use of 'remote control' packages other than
NetMeeting is NOT allowed. This isn't a case of not saying that
others are allowed, it explicitely states that they may not be used.
This isn't the end though. Many people (myself included) are
confident that this clause would be declared illegal under European
and (in my case) UK laws if Microsoft attempted to enforce it - but I
don't think anyone wants to be the subject of a test case ! In fact
there are still big question marks over the whole validity of 'shrink
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