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Ultra54
02-13-2010, 03:45 PM
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/02/11/1735210/Anti-Piracy-Windows-7-Update-Phones-Home-Quarterly

Hans
02-13-2010, 03:53 PM
I suppose that would only be of real concern to those who's system matches one of the 70 exploits.

Ultra54
02-13-2010, 04:27 PM
I suppose though that those who upgrade will have to call microsoft, which I feel is a pain in the ass. This guy said it best.

Yeah, because it seems perfectly reasonable for my OS to require me to call the developer periodically in order to remain functional. I'm shocked the contractor who built my house doesn't periodically change the keys to the front door so that I can validate every 6 months that I do, in fact, still own the house. Or that my car doesn't connect electronically every few months to make sure I still have the manufacturer's permission to drive it.

Hans
02-14-2010, 05:48 PM
What do you mean with upgrade? A valid license is a valid license.