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WGA: Search and Destroy?

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    fdisk

    MS says WGA has caught 60 million Windows cheaters

    ZDnet wrote:
    “About 1 in 5 of the 300 million PCs that have run WGA validation fail.”
    Now that they have this information, what will they do with it?

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    AngryChucker

    This better not be one of them troll threads. Grrrr...I'll signal Charles and have you thrown out on your Linux behind!

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    rjdohnert

    I think they are trying to justify WGA.  I know several false positives that do occur.

    jaylittle wrote:
    And just the other day they admitted that 20% of the failures were false.  So which is it MS?  Frankly the fact that they haven't dumped WGA already despite the widespread opposition to it seems to indicate there is another angle that most of us haven't considered (or maybe we have and this is all hush hush).  Nevertheless, WGA isn't making any Windows converts.

    Still you've got to find it amusing that Private Folder 1.0 was dropped within a few days after the uproar from sys admins, but WGA just continues to hum along unabated despite several privacy issues, a much bigger uproar and the fact that they never fully disclosed what it actually did and how often it did it.

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    alwaysmc2

    jaylittle wrote:
    And just the other day they admitted that 20% of the failures were false.  So which is it MS?  Frankly the fact that they haven't dumped WGA already despite the widespread opposition to it seems to indicate there is another angle that most of us haven't considered (or maybe we have and this is all hush hush).  Nevertheless, WGA isn't making any Windows converts.

    Still you've got to find it amusing that Private Folder 1.0 was dropped within a few days after the uproar from sys admins, but WGA just continues to hum along unabated despite several privacy issues, a much bigger uproar and the fact that they never fully disclosed what it actually did and how often it did it.

    So you think that WGA is just a ploy to harvest other user information?

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    fdisk

    jaylittle wrote:
    And just the other day they admitted that 20% of the failures were false.  So which is it MS?  Frankly the fact that they haven't dumped WGA already despite the widespread opposition to it seems to indicate there is another angle that most of us haven't considered (or maybe we have and this is all hush hush).  Nevertheless, WGA isn't making any Windows converts.

    Still you've got to find it amusing that Private Folder 1.0 was dropped within a few days after the uproar from sys admins, but WGA just continues to hum along unabated despite several privacy issues, a much bigger uproar and the fact that they never fully disclosed what it actually did and how often it did it.
    This calls for a Beer.

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    Jason Cox

    fdisk wrote:
    
    jaylittle wrote: And just the other day they admitted that 20% of the failures were false.  So which is it MS?  Frankly the fact that they haven't dumped WGA already despite the widespread opposition to it seems to indicate there is another angle that most of us haven't considered (or maybe we have and this is all hush hush).  Nevertheless, WGA isn't making any Windows converts.

    Still you've got to find it amusing that Private Folder 1.0 was dropped within a few days after the uproar from sys admins, but WGA just continues to hum along unabated despite several privacy issues, a much bigger uproar and the fact that they never fully disclosed what it actually did and how often it did it.
    This calls for a Beer.
    Now if you dont mind, I'm going to hide in my bomb shelter before he spwans another account and gets back in.

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