Microsoft to Tighten Anti Piracy Noose in Vista

In response to "overly optimistic" sales forecasts for its Vista operating system, Microsoft Corp. plans to "dial up" the anti piracy technology built into this latest version of Windows. No doubt this move will boost Microsoft's sales to some degree, but if previous experience with Microsoft's anti-piracy methods in Windows XP is any indicator, this new effort is just as likely to alienate or anger many legitimate users.

CEO Steve Ballmer revealed the anti-piracy plans in a conference call with Wall Street financial analysts last week, according to this Computerworld article. "'One way Microsoft can bump up Windows sales is to tighten the screws on pirates,' Ballmer said. "Piracy reduction can be a source of Windows revenue growth, and I think we'll make some piracy improvements this year." Microsoft to Tighten Anti-Piracy Noose in Vista - Security Fix

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 21st February 2007 11:54PM