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New Issue??
Authored by: 128K Mac on Apr 06, '02 05:18:00PM
This has been much discussed before, i.e., disabling the "problem" which creates difficulty in quitting Office v. X applications. It's also been dealt with as a software piracy issue.

RE the issue of the Microsoft license involved. I believe MS has expressed concerns about this issue. See this MacFixit note, which replaces what used to be their tip for dealing with the situation: (requires "membership")
At Microsoft's request, we have removed this information. Microsoft admits that there is nothing illegal in what we described, that it has a legitimate value, and that information on their own site provided the key step for what needed to be done. Still, they asked that we remove it so as to prevent the dissemination of information that could be used to promote software piracy. We concurred. -- MacFixIt Editor
(The information "provided by Microsoft" is indeed on their web site and lists the port numbers that need to be blocked.)

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How about macosxhints story #1 or story #2?

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It appears there are various interpretations which have changed over time. Perhaps using a script instead of writing a rule from Terminal is different? Depends on who's "interpreting" the license or what their concern is?

Or this MacFixitForum thread

And since there's "nothing illegal about it"...........

Etc. etc.....

[Editor's note: I edited these comments to convert some http:// references into HTML tags (to narrow the comment's widths), as well as to remove a section of text that was copy and pasted from a source (MacFixIt) where it is no longer available for viewing. -rob.]

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New Issue??
Authored by: robg on Apr 06, '02 06:11:32PM

Not necessarily a new issue, but the first time it's been directly discussed as a hint. If Microsoft asks me to remove it, I'll certainly consider it, but for now, I've heard nothing from them.

-rob.



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New Issue??
Authored by: 128K Mac on Apr 06, '02 07:07:44PM

Interesting.

BTW, you forgot to note my original post was "Edited." Don't want anyone to get the strange idea I know html or something.

Jerry



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My bad...
Authored by: robg on Apr 06, '02 10:20:06PM

I've added the edited tag. Sorry for omitting this the first time.

-rob.



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Where was that?
Authored by: bankmann@mac.com on Apr 08, '02 02:05:34AM

"(The information "provided by Microsoft" is indeed on their web site and lists the port numbers that need to be blocked.)"
- you said... (128K Mac or Rob)

Where exactly does MS provide this information?
It doen't seem to be on Mactopia, at any rate...



Bankmann



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New Issue??
Authored by: artist_ph on Apr 04, '03 09:19:00AM

Hi.

I am new to Mac. How do you use apple scripts? Help please...

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John Mateos Ong
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