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Microsoft moves to block hybrid Vista


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Microsoft has issued an update to Windows Vista that's intended to stop a piracy monster.

The software maker said on Thursday that the update is aimed at thwarting a technique that was letting some people use pirated versions of the operating system without going through the software's built-in product activation. Microsoft has dubbed the approach "frankenbuild" because it works by combining test versions of Vista with the final code to create a hybrid version.

"Windows Vista will use the new Windows Update client to require only the 'frankenbuild' systems to go through a genuine validation check," Microsoft said on its Windows Genuine Advantage program blog. "These systems will fail that check because we have blocked the [product] keys for systems not authorised to use them."

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There will always be piracy. Microsoft should just go open source LOL!
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Even if they went open source that wouldn't mean anything they do would be free but they would never do that they would lose millions in patents.
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:blink: hey god forbid.. whats a few million bucks? just chump change to ole bill have at break the code is what i say :whistling:
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So hypothetically speaking :-)

What would happen if a Vista user just turned off updates. Doesn't seem like the security update would do much good?

Edited by Ammalgam, 04 January 2007 - 12:28 PM.

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hey god forbid.. whats a few million bucks? just chump change to ole bill have at break the code is what i say

...people forget that bill gate's isn't the only employee of microsoft (i think he retired...so...)...any idea how many people are employeed by microsoft in one way or another?....alot of people would lose alot of jobs if microsoft took a large hit in proffit
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well lets all go back to win 98 an put it on as many machines as we can find
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98 was one of the worst windows ever.
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98 was one of the worst windows ever.

better than ME
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