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Re: Microsoft Plans Better Disclosures of Tool

Hudson Leighton (
Thu, 08 Jun 2006 10:08:58 -0500

In article <>, Allison Linn
<> wrote:

> By ALLISON LINN, AP Business Writer

> Microsoft Corp. acknowledged Wednesday that it needs to better inform
> users that its tool for determining whether a computer is running a
> pirated copy of Windows also quietly checks in daily with the software
> maker.


> When Microsoft believes a copy of Windows is pirated, the user begins
> to get a series of reminders that the copy isn't genuine. Such users
> also are barred from downloading noncritical updates, such as the new
> version of its Internet Explorer browser. But anyone who has signed up
> to automatically receive security updates, which repair flaws to
> prevent Internet attacks, will still get those fixes.

I would call not getting more bugs (excuse me fixes) for
Internet Explorer a good thing ;-)


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