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ITsVISTA Web Links: January 27th, 2008

January 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment · 2,140 views

Microsoft’s antipiracy effort brings in $77M

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments · 1,233 views

More aggressive anticopying technology and a string of lawsuits are credited for the new found money in a saturated market. Keep reading →

ITsVISTA Web Links: January 12th, 2008

January 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment · 3,938 views

Vista pirated half as much as XP, Microsoft Happy

January 12th, 2008 · No Comments · 1,123 views

Microsoft calculates, based on WGA data, that Vista is pirated half as much as XP is/was, and credits this reduction to the improved anti-piracy measures in Vista. Keep reading →

ITsVISTA Web Links: September 13th, 2007

September 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment · 2,096 views

Microsoft: Vista’s ‘Black Screen of Death’ Is a Hoax

September 13th, 2007 · No Comments · 1,533 views

Ignore the link from yesterday to this story, looks like it’s not true. Keep reading →

US needs to increase piracy to decrease Vista pricing

August 3rd, 2007 · 2 Comments · 2,294 views

PiracyMichala Alexander, head of Microsoft’s antipiracy program recently said “Even if we dropped prices, people would still counterfeit the software.” Well, in China Microsoft has dropped their prices on Windows Vista by as much as 67%. Of course they hope that at least some people will buy their product legally if the price is lower, but is this such a good idea, and how will this effect pricing in the rest of the world? Keep reading →

If You’re Going To Steal Software, Steal From Us: Microsoft Exec

March 14th, 2007 · No Comments · 2,174 views

They figure their’s a chance that the pirate may eventually be converted to a paying customer. Keep reading →


March 4th, 2007 · 9 Comments · 5,428 views

Hard to believe how many different ways people are coming up with to try and break Vistas activation. This one sounds like a trojan horse, leaving a remote administration service behind. You get what you pay for! Keep reading →

Half of pirated Vista is malware

January 26th, 2007 · No Comments · 1,659 views

Ironic that the OS designed to be the most secure is now in itself a virus. Keep reading →