Office XP cracks down on casual copying


Author: JT Smith

Infoworld: “With the Activation Wizard, users are required to activate all new or preinstalled
versions of Microsoft’s software. The process is completed by filling out an
electronic form with the 25-character product identification number that comes with
each software product. The software is then issued an installation identification
number using PKI (public key infrastructure) technology specific to the computer it is
installed on.” Time for everyone to switch to Linux – casual copying encouraged!