"Microsoft's Product Activation technology has triggered a row in the company's
official Whistler beta newsgroups, with testers threatening defection to Linux or
piracy over the matter. The irate testers - who, as far as we know, haven't actually
been hit by a real live Product Activation Whistler build yet - seem to have been
sent further up the wall by the intervention of a Microserf, who referred them to a
couple of FAQs on the site." From a report at The Register.
February 6, 2001