Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Microsoft Removes Windows Vista Lock Down

Currently users of Windows Vista must validate their operating operating system within 30 days of installation or computer setup. If a user does not comply Windows Vista goes into a type of reduced functionality mode. Microsoft decided to remove this Vista lock down function.

In this state Vista denies access to games, Aero Glass, Bit Locker, Ready Boost, and limits the amount of time a user can remain logged in to one hour.

In An interview with Microsoft they said "Users whose systems are identified as counterfeit will be presented with clear and recurring notices about the status of their system and how to get genuine. They won't lose access to functionality or features, but it will be very clear to them that their copy of Window Vista is not genuine and they need to take action."

It seems that Microsoft definitely made this move in favor of the public.

ATT DSL outage in the Southeast

AT&T customers in the Southeast of the United States were not able to connect to the Internet through their DSL connections for several hours on monday because of an internal AT&T equipment problem.

Michael Coe, spokesman for the company said "The root cause of the disruption is still being investigated".

The outage affected DSL customers in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

China Denies Lunar Probe Photos Are Fake

China launched its first lunar probe, named the Chang'e 1 in October. A photo released last week displayed the moon with a grey patch covered with craters.

Now, Internet users in China are arguing that this photo is almost identical to the lunar image taken from NASA in 2005.

Chief scientist for the Chinese lunar probe Ouyong Ziyan, said "There is absolutely no forgery", and upon viewing the two images closer they appear to have subtle differences.

More photos should come out soon from the probe to put an end to this image fraud case.