Microsoft Capitulates on Vista Licensing Terms!

Microsoft Capitulates on Vista Licensing Terms!


I just got off the phone with a couple of Microsoft reps, who told me that they've made a change to the Vista license to accomodate the enthuiast market. (If you've not been following this story, the original Vista EULA prohibited transferring a copy of Vista to more than one other machine, so frequent upgraders could have found themselves buying a new copy of Vista every third upgrade.)

The new license will be included with the retail boxes of Vista and will be posted online later today. It states: "You may uninstall the software and install it on another device for your use. You may not do so to share this license between devices."

That's enough of an improvement to make me happy. Edit: There's a forum thread here.




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