November 14, 2006
The Birth of Restrictive Computing, Thanks Vista
Anonymous Reader writes "The idea of owning software isn’t what it used to be. In the past, you’d have to run out and buy the boxed version of the software that you were looking for or download and register a shareware application off of the Internet in order to gain possession of that program. Of course, freeware did and still does exist, but since you don’t pay any money for the right to use the software, you don’t technically own anything because the license is automatically granted to you upon download, installation, and usage of the software."