Pirating an OS? Choose Microsoft!

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  1. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    http://arstechnica.com/journals/mic...-executive-pirating-software-choose-microsoft



    Well, I guess I'll help myself then!:rolleyes:
     
  2. someguy macrumors 68020

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    They're finally admitting, after all the DRM crap and Windows Genuine Advantage, that there's nothing they can do to stop piracy?
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    This is how they gained their monopoly in the first place. What's surprising is that they're basically admitting it.

    Having said that, I have a legal copy of Vista Ultimate. It is the first legal license of Windows I have ever owned. (I only got it 'cause it only cost me $45 though. :D)
     
  4. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I pirated and then over rided the WGA, and then after 6 months of not using windows partition I deleted it.
     
  5. SMM macrumors 65816

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    No, what they are admitting is that they are using it as a means to propagate their ilk, and then punish them, and the rest of us later. Is that not the way drug dealers work; hook then then fleece them?
     
  6. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Installed base is the reason MS is still around...I'm not surprised they are less worried about piracy than people going elsewhere...
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The only reason I have a legal copy of XP and Vista is because I get them for free through school :D
     
  8. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Haha, I would say this is an obvious attempt at an early April Fool's joke, with a fake published date, but this IS Microsoft we're dealing with here :p.
     
  9. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    No, it's a legit article. I remember reading it last month, check the publish date if you want (March 12, 2007).
     
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