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Authored by: gabester on Oct 15, '09 08:52:17PM

The day Apple implements WGA-style licensing and activation a la Microsoft is the day many of their customers will switch to Ubuntu.

Actually, they already have something like it implemented for Mac OS X Server... but I can understand that for a $500+ piece of software that is not widely deployed. For a desktop OS, however, serial numbers or activation keys or wga checks are all quite a "bag of hurt" to those legitimately implementing the software and pose no impediment whatsoever to those who have no interest in doing so.

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Authored by: TonyT on Oct 15, '09 09:13:47PM

I agree, hopefully only a small % of sales are lost from these 'hints'. What makes it worse is when major publications condone the practice (Goatberg from the WSJ said "But here's a tip: Apple concedes that the $29 Snow Leopard upgrade will work properly on these Tiger-equipped Macs, so you can save the extra $140." Unbelievable.

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