Wednesday, October 25, 2006
In the past couple of months we have seen a steady stream of announcements and rumors about the restrictions surrounding licensing and use of Vista. These announcements leave the impression that Microsoft is testing the patience of legitimate Windows users. Trying to see how far they can push their user base. The limits on use of a license raise concern for more advanced users. It is not unusual for PCs to be rebuilt after adding larger hard drives, new graphics cards, motherboards etc. If a legitimate license will not reinstall in the same chassis then Microsoft is simply encouraging piracy. Advanced users also often run Virtual machines with different operating systems in separate partitions. The more Microsoft raises road blocks in this area the more people will be encouraged to find work arounds that avoid using Vista.
Posted by Mark Scrimshire at 12:27 AM