posted by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Aug 2006 21:01 UTC
IconTo date, with its Genuine Advantage anti-piracy programs, Microsoft has targeted consumers. Windows and Office users have been required to validate their products as 'genuine before being able to obtain many downloads and add-ons. Come this fall, however, the software maker is planning to turn up the Genuine Advantage heat in two ways: by baking more Genuine Advantage checks directly into Windows Vista, and by taking aim at PC makers, system builders, Internet cafes and other sources of potentially pirated software.
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