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Microsoft Dials Back Genuine Advantage

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#1 quietman7


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Posted 28 June 2006 - 07:17 AM

Spurred by user pressure...Microsoft yesterday released an updated version of its antipiracy program that changes the frequency with which it checks for pirated or counterfeit copies of its client OS (operating system).

An updated version of Microsoft's WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) Notifications program available now no longer checks a server-side configuration of a user's version of Windows every time the user logs on to see if it is a valid copy of Windows. Instead, it checks periodically to see if the copy is genuine...Users can opt out of WGA Notifications, but not the WGA program in general if they want to use Microsoft's download services...Microsoft is including instructions for removing an older version of the program from a PC as KnowledgeBase article number 921,914 on Microsoft.com...


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Posted 28 June 2006 - 07:45 AM

Microsoft have been under a lot of pressure. Its about time they make up for their bad mistakes..
First its the new IE7 and now its this news posted by quiteman7. Then what......

A post bill gates == problem prone software period on the horizon?????????????
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:50 AM

A post bill gates == problem prone software period on the horizon?????????????

Either that, or new leadership that will reshape Microsoft into what we've always wanted it to be. Bill Gates isn't the problem with the software and his stepping down won't make the software worse....Bill Gates is, however, a major component of the problem with Microsoft's ethical and policy problems. Hopefully new leadership will reshape the policy, focus on consumer driven software as opposed to profit driven (since most eveyrone depends on their software anyways), and improve their ethics.

The new CEO should definitely write a new Mission Statement and entitle it "How were going to become as respectable as Macintosh...and still make an enormous amount of $" :thumbsup:
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