7/5/06

Another reason I am still glad I switched to Mac

"Customers have been crying out for a tool which could tell them if they have been duped," she [Michala Alexander, head of anti-piracy for Microsoft, in the UK] said.

The topic: Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) as reported in BBC News' website.

My immediate reaction: "Yeah, sure." I am not in favor of software piracy. Not at all. But, I am against lying, as I suspect that no "customers have been crying out for [such] a tool..." Customers have more important, more pressing issues, with Windows. And those who use pirated software in countries where it is common—Ukraine comes to mind—really do know that there is something fishy about the Microsoft CDs they bought at the street market for the equivalent of $5.00 (USD).

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