May 9th, 2004
Happy Mother's Day, Mom, and to all moms who may be reading this.
According to Computer Times, Microsoft is going to allow people with pirated versions of Windows XP tp install SP2. They feel the security gains outweigh the licensing issues. While I don't condone piracy, I have to agree with them in this case. The fewer unpatched computers out there, the better. Perhaps you can never totally eliminate piracy, but you can limit the damage they can do to the rest of the computing community. Thanks, MS, for putting your priorities in proper order.
5/27/2004 Update: It seems Microsoft has changed their position on this, and have determined a range of bogus activation codes that, if detected, will prevent SP2 from installing on pirated versions of XP. Sorry, pirates...you're out of luck. But then, I suspect security isn't a real big concern of yours anyway.