I can see the problems now … you buy a copy of Windows Vista, install it on your existing PC and activate it. Later on, you discover that your existing PC isn't really up to the job of running Vista, so you either buy a new PC or upgrade your existing one. When you install Vista this time, that's it – your copy of Vista is now stuck on that PC forever. If your new PC dies or has a hardware failure, as they so often do, then not only is it time for a replacement but also time for a new Vista license too. That sounds plain crazy and is nothing more than a trick to move money from the pocket of the user and into the Microsoft coffers.
- Adrian Kingsley-Hughes*
* Da ZDNet, descobrindo que o diabo mora nos detalhes (da licença do Vista, o primeiro SO da história que é anti-usuário, anti-consumidor e antipático até falar chega).
Update (20/out): "That policy is stupid, arrogant, and short-sighted". Assim, simples, Ed Bott encerra este artigo da ZDNet que trata da maravilhosa nova política de licenciamento da MS, válida para o Vista.