Microsoft To Use Comics In Antipiracy Campaign

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 22/01/07
Author: PV5150
Source: CNET News

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Microsoft is about to start an online campaign on Monday, and is meant to tell people the benefits of using properly licensed software. It covers such aspects as awareness of intellectual property rights, risks of using pirated products, proper licensing practices and legalisation of fraudulent products. Cory Hartje, director of Microsoft's Genuine Software initiative was quoted as saying...

"We want to enable customers to make informed decisions that are best for their business by providing them with the facts that they need,"


Dubbed Genuine Fact Files , the campaign is now launching in the U.S. It went online last month in Italy, France, the U.K., Indonesia, Brazil, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Microsoft plans to draw attention to it through banner ads on its Web sites and promotional material that it will hand out through partners. By using comics, the company aims to make the message more accessible to a broader audience. They are black and white, in a style similar to newspaper comics.

Whilst some of Redmonds's past anti-piracy measures have irked some users, Microsoft says such steps are justified because piracy is rampant and hurting its sales. More than a third of all software installed in 2005 was pirated or unlicensed, according to figures from the Business Software Alliance, an industry group.

Is education of the masses a step in the right direction? Feel free to voice your opinion on the matter in our forum .
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21-01-2007, 09:43:15

ai_01
i think he just means the standard wire chrome, but instead of chome, black

21-01-2007, 12:35:21

Allsorts

i think he just means the standard wire chrome, but instead of chome, black



Spot on!

Here are the ones I bought. You can use any 120mm single fan grill you like since they should all be a standard size. This grill is made by AC Ryan as well but I think the 'universal' grill XMS was talking about are the AC Ryan RadGrillz.

21-01-2007, 14:31:43

PV5150

Yep, either the Thermochill ones or I believe AC Ryan do a "universal" grill. I tried an AC one and they look rubbish tho so i'd keep clear.

The AC Ryan RadGrillz are trashy, stay away from them if you can. I bought some for my new rig, and they're just sitting here now

21-01-2007, 17:27:19

Mullet

Spot on!

Here are the ones I bought. You can use any 120mm single fan grill you like since they should all be a standard size. This grill is made by AC Ryan as well but I think the 'universal' grill XMS was talking about are the AC Ryan RadGrillz.



Will the black look ok with a brushed black ally case??

21-01-2007, 18:03:16

Allsorts
Yes, i've used them with my black Alu case and they look ok. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures I can show you. However, I think most people with a black case would choose silver fan grills to make them stand out but I prefer everything black and stealthy. Have a look through case galleries for some inspiration.

21-01-2007, 18:40:43

Mullet
Aye....just trying to get some ideas for my Stealth-Li project

Previously had a FG120.2 thermochill grill powdercoated cos I prefer the black grills....

30-01-2007, 18:25:38

Allsorts
Talk of the devil... ACRyan have announced RadGrillz™ for Thermochill PA120.2 and PA120.3 rads (scroll to bottom of page). There's no picture but they mention RadGrillz™ Stripes which are as ugly as sin. I guess these grills will be marketed at people who mount their rad inside the bottom of their case which is kept in a dark room behind 3 inches of lead :D. Saying that, if they released a Thermochill version of the plain wire version (at the top of the page) I might be tempted.

30-01-2007, 18:55:26

Mullet
WELL SPOTTED BUD!!

that is the type which us being released...!!

the one at the top is the stripes variant

http://www.acryan.com/img/products_images/ACR-RG35289_250.jpg

OH YEAH!!! Looks like this is a goer!!!

30-01-2007, 18:59:42

Mullet
Seem to look ok on Lian Li cases too:

http://www.acryan.com/gallery/__radgrillz/index.shtml

30-01-2007, 19:28:18

Allsorts

the one at the top is the stripes variant



Ahh, I see now! The webpage layout was confusing me since the pictures don't line up with the descriptions! :rolleyes: I was talking about the 'Thrust' version in my previous post then. The 'Stripes' variant does look far better than the other versions, I might be tempted to buy the 120.3 grill if I have money burning a hole in my pocket come March :).
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