Microsoft and George Orwell

Microsoft acknowledged Wednesday that it needs to better inform users that one of its automatically installed updates quietly checks in daily with Microsoft servers. The company said the undisclosed daily check is a safety measure designed to allow the tool, called Windows Genuine Advantage, to quickly shut down in case of a malfunction [Are we supposed to believe that?]

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  1. Ha. I’ll never trust Microsoft. Between now and 2007, I’m researching a new distro or OS. Ehem. That is LINUX.

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