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DRM bites again: the Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage servers (which every XP and Vista install phones home to) all failed sometime earlier today. The result? Every single Windows XP and Vista installation is being marked as counterfeit when it tries to check in.

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Created by dave 7 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 1 week ago
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dave

7 years 2 weeks 1 hour 52 min ago

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More fuel for the fire for when

More fuel for the fire for when you are trying to explain to friends and family why they should consider the switch.

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spikeb

7 years 2 weeks 39 min 18 sec ago

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I am finally starting to understand

I am finally starting to understand the whole opposition category. and dave's right - more fuel indeed

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jbannon

7 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago

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Why am I not surprised? This is

Why am I not surprised? This is typical Microsoft behaviour. I wonder if people really understand that their computer use is being controlled without their knowledge.

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kiba

7 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago

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Let all stupid companies have their

Let all stupid companies have their way.

Put DRM on everything. That way they shoot themselves in the foot and make a fool of themselves.

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RagManX

7 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago

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While I'm not glad to hear this,

While I'm not glad to hear this, it is worth pointing this out to all the folks who say online activation is not such a big deal. There's a lesson here, too, for 2K Games, who has unwisely chosen a similar activation course for Bioshock. Screws legitimate customers and doesn't slow down the pirates more than a few hours/days at the beginning.