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thelocust
June 25th, 2007, 06:19 PM
I was Stumbling and found this at UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Deepz0ne). It says that the .wav files for the little XP tour thingy were made with a cracked version of Sound Forge. So I fired VMware to check it out because it just sounded to good to be true. And lo and behold Microsoft are some pirating MoFo's.

matthinckley
June 25th, 2007, 06:22 PM
wow this is old.. does anyone know what MS response was to this?

fuscia
June 25th, 2007, 06:30 PM
wow this is old.. does anyone know what MS response was to this?

they probably sued sound forge for anticipation.

igknighted
June 25th, 2007, 06:34 PM
they probably sued sound forge for anticipation.

haha... I am curious, and very surprised I haven't heard of this before... I am guessing there was some under the table settlement to keep things quiet?

eentonig
June 25th, 2007, 06:34 PM
they probably sued sound forge for anticipation.


:D

That's their new improvement to the patent thing. Saves them the hassle to patent idea's themselves. Now they can just wait for someone else to invent *anything* and take credit and $ for it.

matthinckley
June 25th, 2007, 06:34 PM
they probably sued sound forge for anticipation.
lol

salsafyren
June 25th, 2007, 06:37 PM
I was Stumbling and found this at UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Deepz0ne). It says that the .wav files for the little XP tour thingy were made with a cracked version of Sound Forge. So I fired VMware to check it out because it just sounded to good to be true. And lo and behold Microsoft are some pirating MoFo's.

How do you know that?

I am curios to how you detected that they used Sound Forge and even a pirated one.

juxtaposed
June 25th, 2007, 07:45 PM
I remember this being posted awhile ago, like 2005 or something :P

Anthem
June 25th, 2007, 07:58 PM
How do you know that?

I am curios to how you detected that they used Sound Forge and even a pirated one.
Open the .wav files in a text editor, and you'll get a lot of gibberish but also text that says "Sound Forge Version XXX" and a serial number. The serial number is a known and published crack.

There's actually several stories about this and other stuff like it. It's well documented. Google is your friend.

forrestcupp
June 25th, 2007, 08:01 PM
If we are honest and not just anti-Microsoft about this, it's reasonable that Microsoft outsourced that, and that it wasn't actually done in-house. It's probably the same type of scenario as the image on ubuntu.com that was made with the non-free Adobe Photoshop.

ComplexNumber
June 25th, 2007, 08:06 PM
very old news :)

H.E. Pennypacker
June 25th, 2007, 09:10 PM
I've never heard of this story, but check this out:

http://www.pcwelt.de/index.cfm?pid=1743&pk=104830&p=1

samschoice
June 25th, 2007, 09:50 PM
Simply amazing. Will someone please examine the contents of Vista .wav's ?
BTW I tried to check out the Ubuntu forums logo using gEDIT, but it wouldn't let me open it and read what software was used to create it... but I hope it was open source.

mips
June 25th, 2007, 10:03 PM
And then there is the other oldie about them using the BSD tcp/ip stack which was true but probably not anymore.

PatrickMay16
June 25th, 2007, 10:46 PM
BTW I tried to check out the Ubuntu forums logo using gEDIT, but it wouldn't let me open it and read what software was used to create it... but I hope it was open source.

Sorry to disappoint you... but I just checked the forum logo, and it too was made with Adobe ImageReady.

ElemonGW
July 11th, 2007, 01:43 PM
lol even if that happened 3 years ago I wasn't concerned about it. And I thought I have heard it all.... but M$ using pirated software.... lol... it seems they don't have enough money...... it would be really interesting to know which was M$ 's response to that (probably nothing IMO, excpet of the fact that they probably fired all the members of the team that created WMP :P :P :P )

FoolsGold_MKII
July 11th, 2007, 01:48 PM
Sorry to disappoint you... but I just checked the forum logo, and it too was made with Adobe ImageReady.
I remember that thread. I can't remember whether the thread's general consensus was to give a damn or not.

Don't remember hearing this thing about the wav files though, even if it was old. That's the problem with outsourcing things though - you have no control over the results.

ElemonGW
July 11th, 2007, 01:58 PM
Sorry to disappoint you... but I just checked the forum logo, and it too was made with Adobe ImageReady.
Just out of curiosity... How you found that :) :) :)

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July 11th, 2007, 02:06 PM
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hidey
July 11th, 2007, 02:17 PM
No wonder they used the confusion smiley so much.

FoolsGold_MKII
July 11th, 2007, 02:22 PM
But hey, there is a hidden big-grin smile to make us happy again.

stepan2
July 11th, 2007, 06:24 PM
lol , good think it is at the top.

ElemonGW
July 11th, 2007, 06:51 PM
when you look at the ubuntu forums logo , you see the following [..]

I meant with which software you opened it, as gedit can't do so.
EDIT: Tried to open it with kedit and it successfully opened, it seams that kedit is more powerful!