Now, I wonder why that might be?................ seems that they think it violates or interferes with their computers.......... silly buggers, they should read the EULA more carefully.
You don't "buy" M$ software you "licence it" and it still "belongs" to M$. If you don't like that you boot Linux and use Open Office and other open source products.
The one thing M$ will have to watch though is how their implementation of WGA actually works................ their track record so far has certainly been less than stellar?
October 26th, 2008, 04:24 PM
I wish I could sell tickets for this fight. What's Gates gonna do
accuse the Chinese of being "communists"? LOL
October 26th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Yep, I see the makings of an interesting one here.
Nominally the Chinese authorities pay lip service to copyright protection but in reality do very little to enforce it. They catch a few counterfeiters every now and then and appear to punish them quite severely.
However, I am sure that we all know that the real "crime" was not paying bribes and not declaring the income for tax. The "counterfeiting" charge is just to appease the West. ;)
Given that WGA has screwed up legitimate installations in the past, and M$ have gotten away with it, it will be interesting to see what happens when the same thing happens in China, and is subject to Chinese jurisdiction?
October 28th, 2008, 02:27 PM
I think WGA is not working as good as Microsoft wants it to work.
I have it removed and skip it on all updates.
Recently i got XP SP3 and all major updates as of last week.
Why pay for something when you can get it for free?
October 28th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Yeah lets just steal because we can beat the system.
Whatever, immature comments.
October 28th, 2008, 03:41 PM
It's a C-O-N Spear-a-see!
Microsoft is working with the U.S. DoD to keep Chinese hackers from stealing national secrets.
meh YO BILL and STEVE:
Remember when you said there were like a million installs of windows in China, and that was fine you'd figure out how to get paid for all those illegal installs later?