exactly. i use the pirated version of XP on my gaming PC and i sure as hell don't use live update. i can't use the live update even if i wanted to cuz it fails every time probably cuz i do have a pirated copy. silly MicrosoftDo people that use pirated copies of Windows even use Live Update? All they have to do is turn it off to prevent the new WGA from being installed.
simple. i really don't have any respect for Microsoft. stupid crap like this new WGA is a perfect example of how stupid they think its customers are.Honestly, I dont understand this piracy FTW attitude many people on forums have.
Especially on a place like toms hardware.
People berate XP, berate Vista, and thus justify their piracy.
When they do not berate the OS, they simply scream that windows is too expensive.
Yet, the same guys use XP, for gaming, work, email and of course porn. And again I hear rants about how proud people are for pirating windows.
Of course, Being a sucker, I bought my old copy of XP ( at a student discount ) and I also bought Vista ( for no discount ).
My work computers run practically every flavour of linux available, (managed by a Windows vmware host).
Whats the point of my rant? Windows is still the easiest and most productive OS out there for home users.
Easier to game, work and interact with the world. There are freeware alternative out there, which everyone is welcome to use , and yet pirating windows is thought of as a more noble action.
It's a commercial product.
you dont like it, dont use it.
You like it? ( therefor use it ) then just pay for it. It's not such a big deal. But dont be so freakin proud of the fact you are pirating software you use daily. It's just retarded (not you guys, those hypotheticals that pirate windows).