quote: "If Microsoft really wanted to do something why can't they just make windows not run at all" -well its been done. if you dont activate they force you to use a good key within 30 days for xp. but those that are illegal copies are the corp. version that doesnt activate.
quote: customers have the choice to subscribe or not.
quote: We do the same thing with software installs and getting jobs, and getting drivers licenses..... either you agree and get it, or you don't and you lose out, take your pick. Tell your company you refuse to take a drug test, see how long you will keep your job :)
quote: Yea, uhm.... no surprise here, I mean if you can set your computer to check microsoft for updates every day, is it really that much of a leap to assume Microsoft isn't adding that into their anti-piracy tools?