microsoft's madness: discuss: -
i still don't understand why this update is optional. you may have heard about the recent technet debacle, where microsoft severely slashed (10 -> 2) the number of keys available to paying technet customers mid-contract, and if they gave any reason at all, it was due to piracy concerns.
yet they still make this update optional?
are they really that scared of ubuntu and fear the pirate masses would flock in that direction, if their copies of 7 became 'de-activated'? nah, they'd just go back to their old xps.