# Friday, 02 May 2008

I just replaced the OS on my laptop with Microsoft Windows Vista (tm).  So far, I'm fairly impressed with it.  As I'm rebuilding my laptop and installing my software I come across this nonsense:

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Mind you, I purchased this software via Digital River almost 1.5 years ago and have used it very successfully.  Why is software that I legally purchased preventing me from installing it?  I used to think that DRM was a minor annoyance.  Now...  I believe DRM is pure evil...

Well, I emailed the folks at Digital River and pleaded my case.  They then looked up my account information and sent me everything I needed to get my copy of MS Money working again.  But still, what a pain in the butt.

DRM
Friday, 02 May 2008 20:23:48 (Alaskan Daylight Time, UTC-08:00)