Microsoft “Locking Down Vista” A Huge Mistake
This article I just saw on CrunchGear scared me. Locking down the computer because they cant verify you are licensed correctly just sounds scary. I can imagine a Vista hack where some piece of spyware coming in and "screwing" with the license information your PC. Vista thinks you've pirated the software, and starts locking things down. Oh, and the lovely piece of spyware says "we can unlock your computer for $100." Holy extortion, Batman!
Look, if Microsoft wants to make sure people don't pirate their software, that's fine. But if they want to treat everyone a criminal, then only criminals are going to use their software. Real people are going to start migrating en-masse to MacOS or Linux.