Licensing Security

The anti-Microsoft conspiracy crowd never lets an opportunity go by. They are quick to put on the tin foil hats and devise some deep dark motive for every tiny little Microsoft move. The problem with looking at the minutia is they miss the big picture. They cry that Microsoft Anti-Spyware cant be downloaded without a valid OS license. But they fail to notice that most Microsoft downloads seem to have that test. When I downloaded it, I said NO to doing the license test, and was allowed to continue and download the software.
Mark Rasch’s thesis appears to be that software pirates need security too. I disagree with that thesis, furthermore, from my experience you can decline taking the license test and still get the software (if you’ve taken the test and failed, this is no longer true).