To those who don't know the difference between warez sites and MDL.

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Dolorous Edd, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    #81 TairikuOkami, Sep 20, 2018
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    ROFL, you are giving this forum too much credit, it is insignificant in comparison to real warez forums, which provide the full service, like an already activated ISO, etc.
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    :roflmao: LOL! No, it's because this forum is not on their radar because it provides a negligible number of people (compared to the the global number of Windows users), methods of activating their products without paying, if the methods on MDL started making even a slight impact on their sales they would act accordingly, people who use these methods are a small minority, most people who use Windows as their everyday OS don't even know what MDL is, let alone what these programs do, MS are not interested in single users hacktivating their products, they are interested in companies mass selling dodge activations

    MDL is hardly a MS killer
     
  3. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning MDL Member

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    The same can be said about emulators.

    Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft is likely to become bankrupted anytime soon because of emulation.
    I emulate a ton of consoles, even newer ones but I support the companies and buy both the console and games also.

    QFT

     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Pretty much the same for all kinds of piracy, never seen Sony close their doors because of torrents, or Ubisoft claim bankruptcy because a few people pirated FC5, fairly sure all these big Hollywood actors are still millionaires too..

    Piracy/Sales = Two different worlds, neither much affecting the other

    The only reason there's a big thing about it is because the anti-piracy trolls make a killing from it
     
  5. digiquandry

    digiquandry MDL Member

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    I would add one exception.
    "Try before you buy" (H20)
    In the early 2000s this group shook up an entire industry.
    As a complete novice (I still am), it was a legendary time, and absolute magic to watch what these guys did.
    Back then the groups did what they did because they loved it, and for prestige.
    They wrecked encryption schemes Mission Impossible-style and all the rich guys got pwned!
     
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  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    It's cracked in some way (warez), so not for publishing on MDL.
     
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  7. digiquandry

    digiquandry MDL Member

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    I both understand and agree. I was merely reminiscing, and responding to MrMagic's statement that such practices don't impact their respective industries. I was not disagreeing with MrMagic, but simply mentioning that AT ONE TIME that one group did certainly shake things up a bit (in a niche market, that is).
     
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  8. KMSpicho

    KMSpicho MDL Novice

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    what do you expect. i was brought here because the "KMS_Service.log" file in my kms folder had MDL listed at the top of the log as "official website" lol

    i came crawling back for more
     
  9. limestree01

    limestree01 MDL Novice

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    Reading my mind...lol
     
  10. NST_Adventure

    NST_Adventure MDL Addicted

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    MDL General Rules:
    1.Crack And It Content isn't Allowed!
    2.No Unofficial ISO (Or maybe Product) :)
    3.And Certainly Must Be Polite Right?
     
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  11. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    It is still curious why Microsoft hasn't forced this site to shut down, not that I would want that to happen...
     
  12. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Addicted

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    IMHO, this site, and others like it, hasn't been shut down is because M$ isn't Apple. IMHO, Apple has a strong hold on all software for the Apple products. IMHO, this is why M$ is used than Macs. We, the users know how to use Windows, and not to many people know how to use Mac OS. M$, IMHO, would only go after large companies that circumnavigate M$ software. Also, large companies get a discount because they buy Volume licenses. This is my opinion, and I could be wrong.
     
  13. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Big fish vs. little fish.

    Big fish, the big companies with thousands of PCs, using MS' and other company's products for earning money. They have contracts and undergo regular audit procedures.
    Little fish, a few geeks and enth(o)usiasts in a forum who do not earn any (or significant amounts of) money using MS products. They even help find issues and problems.

    Which ones would YOU go after?

    Addendum: Breaking into their servers and stealing keys, or leaking their non-public product builds will set them up. Not a good idea, as a few guys (prabhu, Kibkalo, Canouna, ...) have learned.
     
  14. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Yep I agree :)
     
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