Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 18:55 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows "After weeks of gruelling troubleshooting, I've finally had it confirmed by Microsoft Australia and USA - something as small as swapping the video card or updating a device driver can trigger a total Vista deactivation. Put simply, your copy of Windows will stop working with very little notice (three days) and your PC will go into 'reduced functionality' mode, where you can't do anything but use the web browser for half an hour. You'll then need to reapply to Microsoft to get a new activation code. How can this crazy situation occur? Read on for the sorry tale."
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by WarpKat on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 20:35 UTC
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This is more of a burden in so many ways than it is any kind of blessing.

Once you activate a product, it should REMAIN activated.

All this BS about 'installing drivers' - put it bluntly, Linux does a WAY better job of handling supported hardware than Windows does.

And I honestly don't think very many will disagree with me.

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