__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Wednesday 04 October 2006 18:00 \__
> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
> on Wed, 04 Oct 2006 16:22:51 +0100
>> __/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Wednesday 04 October 2006 16:00 \__
>>> |SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp.'s forthcoming Windows Vista will take much
>>> |harsher steps to curtail piracy than previous versions of its
>>> |operating system, including crippling the usefulness of computers
>>> |found to be running unlicensed copies of the new software.
>>> |The world's largest software maker said Wednesday that people running
>>> |a version of Windows Vista that it believes is pirated will initially
>>> |be denied access to some of the most anticipated Vista features. That
>>> |includes Windows Aero, an improved graphics technology.
>>> And remember, it's for your own good.
>> Change "includes" with "is".
> I like the "initially". Does this mean that Aero won't
> start up until one ponies up extra bucks (what will they
> use instead, a command line?), or that the erstwhile
> cracker will simply have to work a little harder?
> Or what?
> Microsoft Vagueware(tm).
> When one cares enough to confuse the very best.
Aero Glass is not available with the standard edition (among the other few
things that SP-III adds). For obvious reasons, Microsoft does not make this
clear. And Betas/RC conceal that limitation as well (Ultimate as
placeholder). Standrad Edition is akin to SP-II, so it's not quite what it
says on the tin (referring to advertisement and promos).
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