December 05, 2007
WGA Changes in Vista SP1

Looks like there are plans to ditch the Vista “kill switch” in Vista SP1.

When SP1 ships sometime in early 2008, it will strip away one of Vista’s most annoying features and remove one of the most persistent objections to Vista’s adoption. Microsoft plans to remove the infamous “kill switch” from Windows Vista when SP1 is installed, restoring the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program to its original role as a series of persistent but nonlethal notifications.

Wonder if this will gain Vista more popularity through piracy, and put it on top of XP, instead of the current state where isn't not pirated half as much!

Posted by Arcterex at December 05, 2007 02:04 PM