Re: microsoft updates

On 2008-01-02 Dead Sector wrote:
On Dec 31, 2007 3:14 PM, Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers wrote:
On 2007-12-31 Dave Koontz wrote:
Umm... check out Windows Genuine Advantage. Pirated copies will
fail updates (as they should).

No, they shouldn't. Not being able to update won't magically make
people buy Windows instead of running pirated copies. They'll just
cease updating, so we'll continue to have a healthy bot population.
Thank you, Microsoft.

it's not supposed to make people buy windows, It is supposed to make
people stop using pirated copies of windows.

Which it won't.

and they'll just cease updating and it it microsoft's fault? what
operating system accepts responsibility for the user's actions?

It was Microsoft's decision to make updating (not pirating!) harder.

Ansgar Wiechers
"The Mac OS X kernel should never panic because, when it does, it
seriously inconveniences the user."