WGA

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Guest, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Jtyc Guest

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/07/wga_disadvantage/

    Microsoft is going to drive users to Linux.

    The tools don't even realize the advantage of having geek teens with
    "special" copies of their products learning them in their parents basement.
    These same geeks are the future of their business.
     
    Jtyc, Jul 8, 2006
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    Cerebrus Guest

    Thus spake Sanjay :
    And you're confused. He can either be funny or a grumpy bag or mad. Not
    all. The conditions are mutually exclusive.
     
    Cerebrus, Jul 8, 2006
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    Cerebrus Guest

    announced a new program to protect the consumer from...well, from
    themselves."

    I wonder how MS can imagine that people would be fooled into believing
    anything they say. I think they were afraid of the response, if they
    told the world exactly what WGA was all about, and that its sole
    purpose was to force people with unlicensed copies of the software to
    purchase a licensed one. They rightly guessed that no one would bother
    to download it.

    I agree with JaR that this is definitely in the category of spyware.
    Thankfully, I'm one of the clever users who simply refuse to use
    Automatic updates, atleast in the "automatic mode". ;-)

    I think MS needs to understand that piracy cannot be combated with
    retrospective effect. By doing so, they risk alienating all their
    (legitimate and illegitimate) users. They cannot be penalizing
    "customers". They have to crackdown on the channels of distribution of
    pirated software, the vendors and the distributors.

    It would be much more suitable to direct their efforts in producing
    un-crackable software whose serial numbers (or Keygens) are not
    available freely on the internet.

    And as usual they seem to have bungled even the WGA effort, what with
    so many reports of false positives and false negatives.
     
    Cerebrus, Jul 8, 2006
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    JaR Guest

    Already did for me. I am so tired of the constant crap. It's bad enough
    that I have to take care of their buggy software ot work, my home stuff is
    in the process of being converted as we speak. It's kind of a steep
    learning curve, but it'll be worth it in the end not to be at the mercy of
    Microsoft's latest bloatware screwup.

    WGA was the final straw AFAIC. I don't like being treated like a thief
    after spending a metric ton of money on their software.
     
    JaR, Jul 10, 2006
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    LRM Guest

    I'm not clear, can you tell us how you really feel?
     
    LRM, Jul 10, 2006
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  6. Guest

    JaR Guest

    Fine, thanks. And you?
     
    JaR, Jul 10, 2006
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  7. Guest

    LRM Guest

    Ok, the weather is cooperating, thanks.
     
    LRM, Jul 11, 2006
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