Microsoft tries to stop Vista piracy monster

United States
December 16, 2006 11:14pm CST
Microsoft released an update to Windows Vista that’s designed to thwart a technique called "frankenbuild," which was letting some people use pirated versions of the OS without going through the software's built-in product activation. The "frankenbuild" workaround combined test versions of Vista with the final code to create a hybrid version. How successful do you think Microsoft will be in preventing piracy of Window Vista?
5 responses
@Furrukh (701)
• Pakistan
19 Dec 06
well india is a king in piracy,so what ever these microsoft ppl do to protect it im sure there will be a pirated version released by these indians
• United States
21 Dec 06
lol good point
@RealIolo (1854)
• United States
22 Dec 06
Furrukh I so need to stay in touch with you! I mean how much money does one company need before we start getting the fixes to their software that should have been available in the first release! I mean I bought windows 95 and then again with Windows 98 and then again with windows 98se so why do I have to pay them for the newest version of Windows? Or at least how many times over do I need to pay them! Seriously, no wonder Bill Gates is the richest man in the world! I am just glad he has decided to do some good with a significant amount of his wealth. Should be more but what can we expect.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I don't know, maybe they'll be very successful in accomplishing that.
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• United States
18 Dec 06
hope so, I'd to think most people shelling out good money while a bunch of cheats out there stealing it for free. I myself will stick with XP until something so mindnumbingly fantastic comes along I just gotta have it lol
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
18 Dec 06
ah that is so bad guess we will go to linux
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• United States
18 Dec 06
ugh, hate linux lol
• Indonesia
25 Dec 06
i think the 'pirates' will outsmart microsoft anyway, :-) They are not stupid, that's why the can survive pirating all these times.
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• India
25 Dec 06
i think microsoft will not be very successfull.... hackers are very clever.... they will definitely come out with a pirated o.s.
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