Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Apr 2006 16:24 UTC
Windows With the new operating system, Microsoft is offering plenty of new graphics tricks, including translucent windows, animated flips between open programs and 'live icons' that show a graphical representation of the file in question. But before Vista will display its showiest side, known as Aero, it will run a check to make sure the software was properly purchased. "Those who are not running genuine Windows will not be able to take advantage of the Windows Aero user experience," a Microsoft representative told CNET on Wednesday. Note: We had a slight problem with our submission system today, but it is now fixed. Submit away, boys and girls!
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So what should MS do?
by th3rmite on Thu 13th Apr 2006 17:41 UTC
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Would we all agree it is morally wrong to take something you didn't pay but wasn't given away to you? I suppose we can all agree that programmers should get paid for their hard work if they want, right? So if Microsoft wants to prevent people stealing their software, what should they do? It seems like everytime a company comes up with a proposed way to help stop piracy everyone is always so quick to say how horrible they are for their implementation. Well the way I see it, piracy is a problem, and unless you have a better idea don't dis the current one.

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