Windows Genuine Advantage: Microsoft presses the Stupid button


When you’re the Evil Empire, it's only natural to get a bad rap for everything you do. Microsoft gets bad mouthed a hundred times a week for things that would be perfectly acceptable coming from anyone else. Given that level of criticism, it's easy to ignore the times when they're just completely, egregiously wrong.

The uproar over Microsoft’s new Windows Genuine Advantage authentication software, which is now being pushed onto Windows users’ machines via Windows Update, is one of those occasions. Someone at Microsoft just pushed the Stupid button. And things aren’t going to get better until they stop pushing it. » Microsoft presses the Stupid button | Ed Bott's Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th June 2006 2:56AM