Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Jun 2006 17:15 UTC, submitted by Eshton
Windows Microsoft released a new version of Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications on Tuesday and detailed how to remove the controversial antipiracy software. "Our customers have told us that they were disappointed with their WGA Notifications experience, and we have made an effort to improve that with this update," a Microsoft representative said.
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RE: Translation needed:
by rattaro on Thu 29th Jun 2006 20:00 UTC in reply to "Translation needed:"
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>Can I for once buy a software or media product without being treated like a criminal?

No. Remember, you don't buy software from Microsoft anymore, and this is true for most proprietary software as well. You only have their permission to use it, as they tell you to, how they tell you to. That's how it works. If you don't like it, you have several choices: 1) live with it, 2) write your congressman, 3) don't use their products, 4) complain, or 4) use it illegally.

Basically, they violate every one of Stallman's software freedoms. But then again, you aren't meant to have freedom with proprietary software, and that has been pretty clear to me from the beginning, so I personally don't see anything to complain about.

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