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Re: SEUL: Re: What's the diff to SEUL ? (fwd)
Speaking of suing, could taking information from Win95 be a copyright
Also, what if I don't have win95 or it is set up incorrectly? -Jeff
Rick Jones wrote:
> William T Wilson wrote:
> > On Sat, 17 Jan 1998, Rick Jones wrote:
> > In short, it's not any more likely that we'll damage someone's monitor
> > than Microsoft would.
> I agree with you, pretty much. You have to keep in mind that we live in
> a world were people sue McD's for spilling coffee on themselves, and
> win. And this dis' is targeted at those that aren't very computer savy.
> I'll bet you if you call M$ tech support with a made-up problem and tell
> them you installed Linux which opens the registry for config info, they
> will blame Linux instantly. And if M$ says it's Linux it must be so.
> Other than that I think the registry is the perfect starting point, if
> readable and correct. After all M$ doesn't have everything in there and
> my version of Windoze 95 doesn't have my modem type, monitor type or
> video card type in it.
> Additionally. If you want to get the info M$ has on various hardware
> types it's all in the .inf files in "windows\inf" directory. This is
> all the info up to the date of packaging and any additional ones that
> might have come with new hardware that use an install program. This is
> where the hardware list comes from, alond with parameters that go into
> the registry when installed.