Activation becomes more annoying

My eWeek colleague Mary Jo Foley takes a look at Microsoft’s decision to  change Windows activation so that you will have no longer be able to activate via the Internet if you’re using a PC from one of the major vendors. While I can understand Microsoft’s reasons for this, it makes activation just slightly more irritating – just one more reason to jump to a better operating system if you’re a consumer.

  • http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000497.html Ed Bott – Windows (and Office) Expertise

    More FUD about activation

    This little bit of nonsense from Mac-centric freelance writer Ian Betteridge plopped into my RSS reader this morning: Activation becomes more annoying. My eWeek colleague Mary Jo Foley takes a look at Microsoft’s decision to change Windows activation s…

  • Anonymous

    You might want to get all the facts before you post more FUD. Try reading the post on the website linked under your blurb to see why you don’t have to activate the O/S when it’s purchased on a machine from one of the larger vendors. You’re “not able” should read “not required.”

  • http://technovia.typepad.com Ian Betteridge

    And try reading the comments on the page you point to before coming here to comment yourself.