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    windows xp EULA

    can not use windows xp on a machine with more then 2 cpu's in the eula :

    http://download.microsoft.com/docume...9a853868a1.pdf


    1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Microsoft grants you the following rights provided that you comply with all terms and
    conditions of this EULA:


    Installation and use. You may install, use, access, display and run one copy of the Product on a single computer,
    such as a workstation, terminal or other device (“Workstation Computer”). The Product may not be used by
    more than two (2) processors at any one time on any single Workstation Computer. You may permit a maximum
    of ten (10) computers or other electronic devices (each a “Device”) to connect to the Workstation Computer to
    utilize the services of the Product solely for File and Print services, Internet Information Services, and remote
    access (including connection sharing and telephony services). The ten connection maximum includes any indirect
    connections made through “multiplexing” or other software or hardware which pools or aggregates connections.
    Except as otherwise permitted by the NetMeeting, Remote Assistance, and Remote Desktop features described
    below, you may not use the Product to permit any Device to use, access, display or run other executable software
    residing on the Workstation Computer, nor may you permit any Device to use, access, display, or run the Product
    or Product’s user interface, unless the Device has a separate license for the Product.
    So how would you install windows xp on a mac pro that has 2 quad core cpu's ?

    Or what do they mean ?

    Must be missing something...

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    Hasn't this been amended now to mean exactly that? Two processors, regardless of number of cores?

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    no clue hence the Q

    no idea - hence why i asked the question. Was curious to find out if they are counting the physical processors ie there are only 2 actual cpu's and ignoring the amount of cores per actual cpu or if the cores actually count ?

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    I thought it was always Physical processors anyway....?

    so two quad cores is still two processors

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    Certainly in normal MS Licensing, its physical not logical.

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    with the new cpu's coming out ie the dual cores, quad cores etc how come ms have not altered it ( unless I have missed it in the documenation ) ?

    Bit of a grey area without anything to say otherwise ?

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    The Vista Ultimate edition EULA states 2 processors. I doubt they'd introduce a new EULA for a product they're withdrawing...

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    true

    Thats true with regards to ammending a eula for a product they are with drawing.

    I'm still not convinced by vista at least not yet, I mean why would someone fork out all that money for the hardware just to be able to run vista and thats without paying for the licensing of vista. Must be missing the point.

    If you are running vista then what is it like to run games or anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko View Post
    Thats true with regards to ammending a eula for a product they are with drawing.

    I'm still not convinced by vista at least not yet, I mean why would someone fork out all that money for the hardware just to be able to run vista and thats without paying for the licensing of vista. Must be missing the point.

    If you are running vista then what is it like to run games or anything else?
    Dunno. I run Ubuntu at home :

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    Who knows, maybe it's been updated with XP SP3?

    The strange thing, is if you open Task Manager > Processes tab. Right click any process and choose Set Affinity. On my computer CPU 0 and CPU 1 are ticked and enabled, but it goes all the way upto 31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Who knows, maybe it's been updated with XP SP3?

    The strange thing, is if you open Task Manager > Processes tab. Right click any process and choose Set Affinity. On my computer CPU 0 and CPU 1 are ticked and enabled, but it goes all the way upto 31.
    A 32 core XP machine How awful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Certainly in normal MS Licensing, its physical not logical.
    Nothing is logical in normal MS licensing

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