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  • Windows Genuine Advantage is still genuinely bad

    Posted on April 16th, 2009 at 10:59 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The latest issue of Windows Secrets Newsletter just hit the stands, and the lead article is one that every Windows user should read.

    Ryan Russell has taken apart Microsoft’s WGA (again), but this time he’s looking at the harmful effect WGA has in blocking access to security patches.

    Those of you who run a copy of Windows that is, uh, less than genuine, should check out the article to see what you can and cannot do.

    For the rest of us, Ryan’s article should stand as a call to arms.

    I’m not saying Microsoft has to give away its products for free. I’m saying that a copyright owner’s battle against piracy is not my problem, so please quit making my life hard in a vain attempt to resolve your legal issues…

    Microsoft has gotten really aggressive about license protection. The pendulum needs to swing back in the direction of making things easier for the company’s customers.

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