Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Nov 2006 19:27 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Microsoft "Buried in a Knowledge Base article that Microsoft published to the Web on November 14 are details of Microsoft's plans to combat Office 2007 piracy via new Office Genuine Advantage lockdowns. Microsoft's intentions are clear: Just as it is doing with Vista, Microsoft plans to incorporate what basically amounts to a 'kill switch' into Office 2007. Office 2007 users who can't or won't pass activation muster within a set time period will be moved into 'reduced-functionality mode', according to Microsoft."
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I do hope you are joking...

I don't see nothing in MS Office (any version) that some other software hasn't previously incorporated before. In fact, MS has 'borrowed' lots of ideas from other packages... So it owes them? Specially after MS Office 'sucess' making lots of them disappear from market?

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