Windows Genuine Disadvantage
One of the very reasons I don’t want Windows Vista is the threat that Microsoft will screw up the WGA validation system, and surprise, surprise, guess what happened this weekend?
Interestingly, Microsoft’s WGA Blog says:
This validation failure did not result in the 30-day grace period starting and no one went into reduced functionality mode as a result.
but in the very next sentence then says:
The experience of a system that failed validation in this instance was that some features intended for use only on genuine systems were temporarily unavailable.
Err, sorry Microsoft, but temporary unavailability of features is very definitely reduced functionality.