Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Feb 2010 20:56 UTC
Windows Sometimes, you come across news items that make you go "eh...?" This is definitely one of them: Microsoft has announced a new anti-piracy update for Windows 7 that phones home every 90 days to check for new activation cracks, but the update is entirely optional - which kind of makes me wonder about the point.
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Microsoft apologists aside, are there people out there really stupid enough to think this is about protecting the Customer? Windows gets loaded on what?... 90+% of new computers - that's money directly into Microsoft's pocket even though they don't print a manual, make disks, or much of anything else for the Customer, and they're worried about piracy.
How much closer to printing money do they need to get?

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