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My Mother is a software pirate
« on: November 14, 2006, 02:27:58 PM »

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Yesterday, my mom called frantic, because she could no longer connect to the Internet. While we worked through the problem, she asked, "What does it mean that Windows isn't genuine? Do I have spyware, or a virus?"

Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage antipiracy mechanism had branded my mom's computer as running counterfeit software. I set up that computer for her three years ago, and I'm confident that it left here with a legally licensed copy of Windows XP Home.