And what of larger companies, say the ones who have around 50,000 computers? According to this scheme they
would have to buy 50,000 CD's to install Windows XP to every computer. To combat this problem, Microsoft plans to
issue special versions of the OS, which have the WPA disabled. How long do you think it takes for this version to be
pirated and distributed around the world?
Actually, at this point in time, it already has. Even before Corporate XP was released, apparently someone within M$
leaked the OS
, and it has already been widely pirated. This not only upsets Microsoft Officials because of the obvious pirating hack
, but also because of there are leak
s internally within Microsoft. So this is one of those cases where a Napster
-style upset has given the world a sneek preview of future before it has happened. I for one am not crying for Microsoft.