Directly from Slashdot:
thesaint05 writes “We all know about Microsoft’s WGA initiative that started last July. Most of us were troubled to learn that the WGA has been ‘phoning home’ to Microsoft at every boot. Well, get ready, because eventually Microsoft may be turning off copies of Windows without WGA installed. According to a Microsoft technician, ‘in the fall, having the latest WGA will become mandatory and if its not installed, Windows will give a 30 day warning and when the 30 days is up and WGA isn’t installed, Windows will stop working, so you might as well install WGA now.'” A new version of WGA was released on Tuesday and, at least for the time being, Windows users have the option of removing WGA from their systems.
All I can say is: GO MICROSOFT! I would really love if not only WGA being a requisite but, if an invalid version were detected, it completely destroy the system.
That would rule. I’m tired of seeing people complaining that they can’t install something because it needs a new service pack and WGA says their version is invalid. Let’s force them to use real Windows and pay that absurd price.
Of course, not everyone would buy that and a lot of people would simply move to some free operating system with some free applications…