Friday, February 25, 2005

Ruh Roh

Microsoft is no longer going to do product registrations over the Internet and is going to require a telephone call to activate your copy of Windows XP for reinstallations.

Sounds like a great idea to me -- you've just spent a week trying to diagnose the problems of your rabid PC, which happens to be riddled with spyware (probably due to security issues with Windows and/or Internet Explorer). After resigning yourself to reinstall Windows, you're rewarded with hanging on hold for a half hour and then arguing another half hour with the Microsoft gestapo to get your series of letters and numbers.

This will require that they jack up the price of their products to cover the cost of minimum wage number and letter readers, of course.

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