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Eula Product Activation Worries For Vista


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Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:00 PM

Mark Rasch, 2006-11-20
The terms of the Vista EULA, like the current EULA related to the “Windows Genuine Advantage,” allows Microsoft to unilaterally decide that you have breached the terms of the agreement, and they can essentially disable the software, and possibly deny you access to critical files on your computer without benefit of proof, hearing, testimony or judicial intervention. In fact, if Microsoft is wrong, and your software is, in fact, properly licensed, you probably will be forced to buy a license to another copy of the operating system from Microsoft just to be able to get access to your files, and then you can sue Microsoft for the original license fee. Even then, you wont be able to get any damages from Microsoft, and may not even be able to get the cost of the first license back
http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/423


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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:54 AM

Mark Rasch, 2006-11-20
The terms of the Vista EULA, like the current EULA related to the “Windows Genuine Advantage,” allows Microsoft to unilaterally decide that you have breached the terms of the agreement, and they can essentially disable the software, and possibly deny you access to critical files on your computer without benefit of proof, hearing, testimony or judicial intervention. In fact, if Microsoft is wrong, and your software is, in fact, properly licensed, you probably will be forced to buy a license to another copy of the operating system from Microsoft just to be able to get access to your files, and then you can sue Microsoft for the original license fee. Even then, you wont be able to get any damages from Microsoft, and may not even be able to get the cost of the first license back
http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/423

Microsoft do this, because they are allowed to,plain and simple.I agreed to their terms, and have to put up with all their crap if I want to use their OS.
They remind me of a runaway freight train,and only the government can apply the brakes,if they want to change the laws, to make Microsoft more accountable.My feeling is that it's only going to get worse.
The problem is that there is no real alternative,and they know that.
If somebody comes up with a threat,Microsoft buys them out.Problem solved for Microsoft.
This is not healthy for the consumer.IMO.

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