Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Mar 2007 13:56 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows "A genuine crack for Windows Vista has just been released by pirate group Pantheon, which allows a pirated, non-activated installation of Vista (Home Basic/Premium and Ultimate) to be properly activated and made fully-operational. Unlike cracks which have been floating around since Vista RTM was released in late November, this crack doesn't simply get around product activation with beta activation files or timestop cracks - it actually makes use of the activation process."
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RE: Actual download link
by stabilep on Sun 4th Mar 2007 19:07 UTC in reply to "Actual download link"
stabilep
Member since:
2006-04-02

You know love or hate MS promoting illegal activities is just wrong.

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RE[2]: Actual download link
by SEJeff on Sun 4th Mar 2007 23:58 in reply to "RE: Actual download link"
SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

I am a Linux guy. Ontop of that, I actually bought a Genuine copy of Vista.

Why? Because I want to play Halo 3 when it comes out for my PC. I also want to play with Vista running (virtualized) on my Fedora Core 7 laptop. If Microsoft seriously expects me to pay for Vista twice when I'll only be using it once at a time, they are crazy.

That is all I use the activiation crack for and no, I do not condone illegal activities. You have to have a copy of vista (purchased or downloaded) in the first place. It isn't exactly trivial to get.

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RE[3]: Actual download link
by deathshadow on Mon 5th Mar 2007 02:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Actual download link"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

>> That is all I use the activiation crack for and
>> no, I do not condone illegal activities. You have
>> to have a copy of vista (purchased or downloaded)
>> in the first place. It isn't exactly trivial to get.


Which is where the grey area lies - if you legally own the software, modifying it so you can use in it a VM under linux or just using a crack to make it work RIGHT (let's face it, in a LOT of cases WGA is so broken for LEGAL owners - mass license for example - that there's no other choice if you WANT windows) that the whole thing SHOULD fall under the 'Fair use' in the US... BUT, of course, you have precidents both for and against 'fair use' (one of the big four - "Effect upon work's value" for example) meaning it comes down to (as most thing do) who can afford the bigger lawyers and how far up the courts you are willing to buck it (which sight few people have).

Edited 2007-03-05 02:17

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