and the other attempts at piracy are proving M$s downfall. It is just some bean counters suggestion to revive failing profit margins.
They are not targetting pirates, they are alienating their (previously) loyal users.
Most are getting disgusted with M$s distrust of users, falsely labelling everyone as pirates, when their software to do so, is bug ridden.
The only way, as many an industry commentator has suggested, for M$ to combat so called piracy is to make the prices of SW realistic, and affordable, hence driving the real pirates out of business, as there will be no profit in it.
No wonder that so many are looking elsewhere, such as Linux, way ahead of any Vista launch.
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