March 10, 2001

Sort through FUD on Microsoft product activation

Author: JT Smith

"Fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Through the years, Microsoft's rivals have
accused the company of using FUD as a way to stifle competition. Now,
ironically, those same tactics are being turned against the Redmond giant. Its
reported plans to require "activation" of Windows XP as an antipiracy tactic
have TechRepublic members up in arms, as evidenced by the response to my
most recent Microsoft Challenge and another, similar discussion elsewhere on
TechRepublic's boards." From TechRepublic, obviously.
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