Microsoft Reduces Feature Set in Pirated Copies of Vista
Apparently our friends at Microsoft are really tired of people running pirated copies of their OSs, so they have decided to introduce a couple of new tools in Vista to prevent copy-running villains from enjoying Vista's full set of features.
The original idea of activation in Windows remains the same with Vista, but Microsoft said that it will use a stricter enforcement process, if the company cannot verify that a user owns a legal version of the operating system. While Microsoft only refused to provide product keys in the most obvious cases so far and software pirates were quickly able to work around the product key, Microsoft now says that it has integrated the protection platform "deeply into the operating system."
Here at [GAS], we like to make predictions, so here's one: Microsoft's newest protection mechanism will be hacked within 2 months of Vista's release. Now let's wait and see.