Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jul 2006 17:38 UTC, submitted by raver31
Windows An anti-piracy check for Microsoft Windows is causing problems for some users who are being told their copies of operating system XP are not genuine. The tool, called Windows Genuine Advantage, is aimed at cracking down on millions of illegal copies of Windows XP in circulation. Update: Microsoft isn't the only one phoning home without consent: Apple does it too since 10.4.7. The goal is a little less disturbing (to check whether Widgets are up-to-date); however, it cannot be turned off.
Permalink for comment 140591
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Only pirates need to fear ...
by billnvd on Thu 6th Jul 2006 02:19 UTC in reply to "Only pirates need to fear ..."
Member since:

MS has the right?

And that is exactly what is wrong with MS and it's army of unthinking drones.

As MS has no idea what I intend to use my computer for and what data I may store on it, they HAVE NO right to make any demands on me once I have payed for my license. They have no right to force me into one program(wga) to use another program(update) that was available in the original agreement when I purchased my license.

WGA, Critical update! Dude, take off your freaking blinders. You have fallen into the "honest people have nothing to fear" crap that governments and billion dollar companys spew to get everyone to surrender their freedoms.

Reply Parent Score: 1