posted 27 June 2001
Told ya. People are complaining about the new product activation feature in Windows XP. So MS decides it's going to lock software to hardware configurations to prevent piracy. Stupid, even before you think about anything else -- what if I buy a different computer? I need to buy new software? But the hardware lock is apparently also triggering if you upgrade your existing computer -- change a few cards and swap some memory, for instance. Really really stupid! Hopefully this will be the last bit of ubergreed that makes Microsoft kill itself.