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Windows 7: Microsoft: Validation for Windows 7 is coming soon!

31 Aug 2009   #121
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
WGA rides again!

I hope it works better than the WGA for XP, that told thousands of legal users that they were running Pirated Software. OH, the hate and discontent that caused!

Doc
hope it works.


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31 Aug 2009   #122
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Microsoft: For Immediate Release; 08/31/09

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There has been some discussion with regard to the new activation polices on existing products, and especially, our Windows operating systems. While we continue to evaluate different mechanisms and policies, our goal and continued aim has been to ensure that customers have Genuine Microsoft products. Our surveys have demonstrated a clear desire from our user-base that they do not want to purchase, and subsequently use, software that is illicit or, in any way, illegitimate.

We are pleased to announce a long-term strategy, that we feel, will both benefit consumers and assist us in exposing and preventing customer vulnerabilities. Our research has shown that DRM continues to be a powerful deterrent for piracy, one need only look to the music industry to hail its benefits. Additionally, we point to the gaming industry as a viable model on which to base our product delivery. Bill Collector, a senior analyst with the marketing team explains the strategy this way;

"In the future, when you install a Microsoft based product or Operating System, the DVD will contain a 'lock' that must be present for the OS to function. These locks will only appear on certified Microsoft products. Yes, it means you have to leave the disc in your drive in order to use the OS but we have provisional plans for that."

The team has had a hard sell but senior Microsoft officials hail the findings as a milestone.

"Basically, nobody uses their DVD-ROM drives anymore, with the new DRM features, it breathes new life into dying technology." Our source add "as a value add, we could bundle a DVD drive with our OS."

The hurdle for most users is having to install additional hardware simply to have a functional OS.

"This is a glorified dongle", said an anonymous source. Microsoft counters the argument by adding "SecuROM, StarForce and others are leaders in their field and the ROI for software developers is clear."

Repeated calls were made to SecuROM but no clear comment was made in time for this story "we just got news and have been partying like animals over here. Sorry, I'm pretty hung-over, who is this?"

Microsoft has not made any formal announcements but adds "we're working on a model now that acts as a coffee cup warmer/Slurpee cooler. It's USB-based and should be a big hit with the WoW crowd"

DRM is expected to go into effect with the official launch of Windows 7 on October 22, 2009.
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31 Aug 2009   #123
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I hope that this new security provides for making backups of the OS disk... I can already see the hue and cry that this is going produce.
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31 Aug 2009   #124
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
Microsoft: For Immediate Release; 08/31/09
Thanks for the information on that Captain Zero. Though I have no comment on that quote, as that is the stupidest thing I have ever, I mean EVER read.

Just a side note: I've read many stupid things.

I'm not against stopping piracy, I'm against stupid ideas.
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31 Aug 2009   #125
aznkid25

Windows Vista Home Premium/ Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Is there a link to that release from Microsoft?
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31 Aug 2009   #126
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
Microsoft: For Immediate Release; 08/31/09
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aznkid25 View Post
Is there a link to that release from Microsoft?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I hope that this new security provides for making backups of the OS disk... I can already see the hue and cry that this is going produce.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Thanks for the information on that Captain Zero. Though I have no comment on that quote, as that is the stupidest thing I have ever, I mean EVER read...
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31 Aug 2009   #127
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Ok, stop rubbing it in ... it looked real enough!!
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31 Aug 2009   #128
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Ok, stop rubbing it in ... it looked real enough!!
I considered leaving you out of my frivolity, but I accidently watched 13 seconds of Fox News last month. The "fair and balanced" has yet to wear off.

But, you are welcome to go fishing with me any time. Hook, line and sinker.
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31 Aug 2009   #129
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Did I miss something?

Captain Zero's quote was fake wasn't it. Oh well i fell for it I guess.

Still would be the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Heck I don't thing that'd ever be topped!

Unless.. they decided to breathe new life into floppy drives!
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31 Aug 2009   #130
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I considered leaving you out of my frivolity, but I accidently watched 13 seconds of Fox News last month. The "fair and balanced" has yet to wear off.

But, you are welcome to go fishing with me any time. Hook, line and sinker.
..May I have another worm please ....
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