Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Jun 2006 20:31 UTC
Legal A computer user is suing Microsoft over the company's Windows Genuine Advantage anti-piracy tool, alleging that it violates laws against spyware. The suit by Los Angeles resident Brian Johnson, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Seattle, seeks class-action status for claims that Microsoft didn't adequately disclose details of the tool when it was delivered to PC users through the company's Automatic Update system.
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How many pirates?
by bolomkxxviii on Sat 1st Jul 2006 12:46 UTC
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Anybody got a figure on percentage of Windows users that are pirates? It can't be that many. Other than buying a Mac, every computer purchased comes with Windows pre-installed. The vast majority of computer users do not build their own, so what are all these pirates running their ill-gotten versions on? I understand concern over pirate copies of Office, but BillW gets his pound of flesh from everyone. I run Mandrake and I still had to pay BillW to get the computer in the first place. I want my money back Bill, you pirate!

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