Killing the golden goose.

According to Ed Bott, it seems that future Windows Genuine Advantage (Windows Genuine Disadvantage?) upgrades may disable Windows – yes the whole operating system. And Microsoft isn’t denying it at all.

Given the state of some of these upgrades, I can imagine the day when an upgrade comes out and Windows – in corporate production environments – just stops working. I’ll still be working away on my Powerbook.

I wish I could say I was amazed by the arrogance of Microsoft – that their concerns override yours, and they can shut you down if they damn well please -but I’m less and less surprised every day.

Oddly, the official Microsoft announcement mentions nothing about this. And there seems to be a lack of Microsoft bloggers expounding on the subject.


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