Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2007 19:52 UTC, submitted by shykid
Windows "Late last night we started receiving reports from readers experiencing problems with Windows Genuine Advantage authentication. Users of both Windows XP and Windows Vista were writing to say that they could not validate their installations using WGA, and one user even said that his installation was invalidated by the service. We contacted our sources at Microsoft, who told us off the record that the company is aware of a major WGA server outage affecting users across the globe. Microsoft is telling users who are affected that they should 'try again' later, with some support techs telling readers that Microsoft is aiming to have a fix in place by Tuesday, August 28th."
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RE: Time to drop Windows.
by jasutton on Sat 25th Aug 2007 20:36 UTC in reply to "Time to drop Windows."
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There are free options that work very well and for free.

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But seriously, this is a great example of why DRM is a really bad idea. If MS has a bad day (server-wise), then so does the rest of the world (literally).

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