Vista to take hard stand against piracy
Yahoo News is reporting that Microsoft will get even more aggressive in their efforts to curtail piracy with Vista. As if product activation and the WGA program weren't bad enough, MS now plans to restrict access to a system if the company "believes" it's running a pirated version of Vista...
I'm all for protecting IP, but all of these measures end up hurting legit users as well. There are reports that upwards of 40% of the support inquiries for the current WGA program are from legit users, and a couple of us here on HH have even had to contend with activation issues when using legitimate product keys. Heck, maybe the DiceMan is right?
And a week after Vista is officially released, we'll be reporting that all of MS' anti-piracy measures have been cracked by 12 year old with a TRS-80 anyway.