[ARTICLE] M$ to block SP2 for Win XP pirate users
xlr8 at bigblue.net.au
Tue Jun 8 09:53:49 CST 2004
On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 06:11 pm, Laredo Tirnanic wrote:
> I must agree, it's going to take about a day for the sp2 to be
> cracked/circumvented. It's just giving us another opportunity to see
> what Microsoft is all about..... .
> They tried this with sp1 were you could not apply the SP if you had a
> started with FC or something so all the ppl did was change their key and
I agree with that it wont take long before a crack appears ......
but to me M$ needs to do 2 things before i would consider going back to the
dark side 1. reduce the need for SP's ie. get it right, it is frustrating to
see a hotfix release to fix a hotfix. 2. Reduce the cost if M$ want to stop
piracy they must stop being the pirates make it affordable i would happily
pay for a product that is worth the money but the same goes for the CD/DVD
industry if you dont want people to copy it make it cheaper instead of
spending millions of anti-piracy/copyright protection reduce the cost to the
end consumer. I feel if M$ sold windows/office for a lower price they would
see a reduction in piracy and an increase in sales.
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