February 7, 2007

Windows Vista EULA Prohibits Users From "work[ing] around any technical limitations in the software"

Michael Geist reports on Windows Vista's End-User License Agreement. Apparently it is now a violation of the agreement to "work around any technical limitations in the software." In previous versions of Microsoft software, "technical limitations" have frequently included not working, so it looks like we'd all better obey the Vista license agreement and leave the CD in its shrinkwrap on the shelf where it belongs. Additionally, it seems that Vista's built-in antivirus reserves the right to delete whatever software it likes from your computer without notice or permission. Free Software, anyone?

(HT: EFF newsletter)

Posted by Kenny at February 7, 2007 10:34 AM
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