Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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WGA Helps Stop Terrorism

Whatever your feelings about the war, Islamic extremism, etc, the global climate of conflict affects us all. I was reading an article on MSNBC questioning whether or not the most recent Bin Laden tape was real or fake, and I cane across a very interesting quote on the second page

(Evan Kohlmann, the NBC News counter terrorism analyst, says most of the software is probably pirated, that every major jihadi site has a download section filled with software from companies as big as Microsoft or Adobe.)

So you see, when you buy legitimate software (and use Windows Genuine Advantage), you're not just keeping Microsoft financially solvent. You're helping to fight religious extremism. And isn't that good for everyone?

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  • smee said:

    hello, have you heard of linux? that has to be the LAMEST excuse for wga i have ever seen.

    November 4, 2007 8:05 PM
  • a smart person said:

    Hello, have you heard of a joke smee?

    November 4, 2007 9:52 PM
  • k-one said:

    WOW, talk about taking fan boyisim to the new levels! so buy Microsoft software or terrorists win? HA??

    just when i think nobody can get more annoying than apple fanboys you come along!

    November 4, 2007 10:23 PM
  • Jono said:

    @a smart person,

    I have no doubt smee has heard of a joke. The problem is, most Linux users' definition of the work joke is something along the lines of "windows sux, lololo1l!olol!"

    November 4, 2007 11:02 PM
  • smee said:

    i get the joke now, my bad.   @jono: "WINDOWS SUX  lololo1l!olol!" : P

    November 4, 2007 11:21 PM
  • Man, no one can take a joke anymore...

    November 4, 2007 11:46 PM
  • GeorgB said:

    Sure, but it was not very clear, that it was a joke. In these days of Apple fanboys, no one can't be sure, that the same kind of religious lunatics could also appear on the windows side. Maybe add sarcasm tags the next time :)

    November 5, 2007 1:37 AM
  • Hammett said:

    In wich way (really) WGA helps fighting terrorism? Can you explain me?

    November 5, 2007 2:51 AM
  • Tim Dawson said:

    Don't worry Rob - I got it.

    November 5, 2007 4:41 AM
  • glennyboiwpg said:

    And I bet apple fanboys hate puppies too!

    November 5, 2007 2:41 PM
  • Uki Ross said:

    To be honest. For a brief moment I was realy, realy terryfied that you ment it.

    November 5, 2007 4:40 PM
  • n-blue said:

    Can WGA help stop Bush doing terrorist over the world?

    What's happend to you McLaws?

    November 6, 2007 8:35 AM
  • Haha, gold! :D

    November 7, 2007 11:04 PM
  • Nice one, Robert!

    Maybe they can add a component to Windows 7 that helps in the War on Drugs too :D

    November 16, 2007 9:39 AM