i've already gotten replies from comrades who have " cracked " the activation code; ie-they found a way to disable it while testing beta versions of XP. I don't give the " anti-piracy " tactics of MS much time, after sales drop and linux or macs start selling in greater no#'s( or people like me who just stick w98/95 and 2000-some linux) they'll see the error of their ways. They couldn't fool me with ME ( simply w95+++ ), so i don't have any plans for XP either.
"Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run."
Read in a message board of a local BBS: "I try to avoid using Microsoft. That's why I use MS-DOS."