Perhaps you are right, but I (and you probably?) will not be held ransom to this bad behaviour exhibited by these companies : Microsoft, Symantec and many others. If they do not care about me, fine. They have seen the last of my money. I have paid for legitimate licenses for Windows XP and Office in the past but I will no longer do so.
And yes, people who have to use Adobe products have little choice so they will have to put up with this activation headache, that is if they want to stay legal. I wish them good luck, because they will need it if problems arise. And people who uses pirated Adobe products will not have this problem since cracks for the activation mechanisms can be easily found on the internet. I tried one of the Photoshop CS2 cracks myself sometime ago just to see if the crack works (I do not use Photoshop CS2 myself and I have since removed it), and it worked great.
Not to encourage piracy, but isn't it ironic that pirates do not have to suffer this problem?
I won't accept these activations as a part of life, and I will continue to encourage all people to seek other alternatives whenever possible, even though as you said it may not make any difference in these companies' behaviour. At least they won't have my money anymore.
Last edited: May 14, 2007