Kudos to Microsoft

Wait long enough, you can find yourself saying anything.

But this deserves to be said twice: Kudos to Microsoft for this new policy — Microsoft Changes Policy Over Russian Crackdown.

By giving a blanket license to human rights groups and newspapers, without them even having to ask for them, Microsoft has just removed a weapon from the Russian state. Under the guise of copyright enforcement, Russia was taking computers from opposition groups, thus disabling the opposition and getting the groups' most private information all at once.

Microsoft's quick and inspired response just might put an end to it. At least it removes the fig leaf.

See the full Microsoft statement.

And while I'm at it, yes, Win7 is much better than Vista.

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