I have posted a new article, this time on the annoyances of Windows Activation. For many people, activation of their operating system is a pain in the … well, you know. There are THOUSANDS of posts on Microsoft Answers that relate to Microsoft’s Activation scheme for Windows Vista and 7 (even XP).
I don’t think Microsoft can chalk the activation scheme to pirates. Before Windows 7 was released to manufacturing, OS pirates had already uploaded a working crack to Windows activation. When a new update comes along that “fixes” the activation, telling you that “This copy of Windows is not genuine”, a new crack is released within hours, if not minutes.