"Several times I have written about "Software Piracy",
and I think a lot of my readers get a little tired of hearing about
it, but something happened this week that started me thinking about
Software Piracy again. Microsoft made Software Piracy Prevention a
"Of course Microsoft will probably pitch a different
explanation, but what they actually did was post an "update" to
Windows 7 that had lots of anti-piracy software in it, and told
their customers that it was "voluntary" to install the anti-piracy
"Now this was probably in response to another time when
Microsoft tried to force down the throats, er....ah..."distribute"
anti-piracy software for Windows XP, but that time they called it
"critical bug fixes" and made a lot of their customers mad because
they installed the "bug fixes" and ....hello! The "fixes" did not
fix any bugs, and in some cases caused the customer's systems to
act in very bad ways. Very, very bad ways! And of course
Microsoft's customers then acted in very, very bad ways."