Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Aug 2012 21:57 UTC
Windows With Windows 8 right around the corner, the usual game of reading the end-user license agreements and spotting the different versions is in full swing. Usually, this is a game of ridicule as Microsoft comes up with ever more convoluted version schemes and EULA terms. This time around, though, the company seems to be taking steps to make things easier, as Ed Bott reports.
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RE[2]: I doubt I will buy it.
by darknexus on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE: I doubt I will buy it."
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Microsoft can always shutdown the authentication servers...

Sure they could, but then you'll just have people cracking it with programs such as Windows Loader (not all that different from how things stand now). Businesses with corporate licenses will likely be unaffected anyway as a proper vlk doesn't require activation at least for XP. What they could do that would have a much worse impact is shut down the update servers for those versions of Windows instead. Oops, probably shouldn't give them ideas.

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