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    eagle

    Windows Genuine Advantage Wins

    Sting! The biggest software counterfeiting bust in history

    More than 1,000 customers in 12 different countries who had purchased counterfeits from this particular source used WGA to learn their software was counterfeit, submitted the counterfeits to Microsoft, and forensic and intelligence specialists then traced the counterfeits back to the criminal syndicate in China.  Windows customers using WGA actually helped bring down the biggest software counterfeiting operation in history, as without their help, it's possible that this piracy operation would never have been apprehended.

    The goal of WGA goal is not to punish the people who purchased these programs -- they are in fact victims -- but rather to give them a tool that both lets them know they have been victimized and a way to do something about it.

    Which one is genuine?

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    Bas
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    Maddus Mattus

    The one with the picture embedded on it of the Microsoft employees.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Maddus Mattus wrote:
    The one with the picture embedded on it of the Microsoft employees.


    And that would be both of them...

    d'oh!

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    Maddus Mattus

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    And that would be both of them...

    d'oh!


    I seriously doubt the Chinese have mastered a technique that allows them to copy microscopic images on a dvd wich till a couple of months ago, nobody knew existed.

    Unless these puppies came rolling off the actual production line. But then, how did they fail WGA?

    The comment was actually a small joke on my part (haha). As a consumer you cannot tell the diference between the two. Unless the fake one is about 1/2 the price.

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    anand.t

    Victory at last

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    blowdart

    eagle wrote:
    

    Yes, i see it now, sank to page 3 quickly - pirates are still held in high esteem by many members of C9.


    What a pathetic excuse (and lie, unless you care to produce proof; no a thread on page 3 is not proof) for you just being you and ignoring everyone else's thread in an attempt to attention wh0re yourself out yet again.

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    Bas

    eagle wrote:
    
    Yes, i see it now, sank to page 3 quickly - pirates are still held in high esteem by many members of C9.

    Actually, it's at the top of page 2. It -was- on page 3 when you posted this thread, which suggests that you did see it there after all when posting your own thread.

    But I'm sure you missed it. Obviously you wouldn't do something like waiting until a thread drops to page three before posting a link to your own blog, right?

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Why does it matter?

    You're all like a bunch of frickin' ladies.

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    eagle

    Hey, don't insult woman like that, those transgender 9'ers are a still a few treatments short of a crossover.
     
    This thread is about to fall to page 3 and the other one already has.
     
    By linking to the Windows Vista blog it was picked-up by Techmeme and has been on there all day.
     
    Channel9 and on10 pay to be linked to by Techmeme, but today the Windows Vista blog and I did it organically.

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    JohnAskew

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    Why does it matter?

    You're all like a bunch of frickin' ladies.



    I imagine a long-running disagreement between Eagle and his (many) detractors is at the root of the sweet transvestites from transsexual transylvania, u-huh... So come up to the lab and see what's on the slab. I see you shiver with antici...pation. But maybe the rain isn't really to blame -- so I'll remove the cause, but not the symptom!

    Can't wait to get home to my bottle of Bushmills!

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    blowdart

    eagle wrote:
    
    This thread is about to fall to page 3 and the other one already has.
     


    Gosh quick, someone start another thread about the same thing then.

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    eagle

    JohnAskew wrote:
     my bottle of Bushmills!
      Uisce Beatha

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    rjdohnert

    Execute Order 66

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    JohnAskew

    eagle wrote:
    
    JohnAskew wrote:
     my bottle of Bushmills!
      Uisce Beatha


    The water of life.

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    DarthVista

    What a glorious day this is.

    When WGA wins, EVERYBODY wins.

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    eagle

    You know what is extraordinary about this bust?

    This Chinese criminal syndicate had a huge production facility, something like 30 DVD assembly lines.

    So why didn't they publish their own distro of Linux and distribute it throughout their worldwide supply chain?

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