South African programmer and Youtuber TroubleChute wanted to use Windows the way it was used: by paying the license. So after installing it and seeing that the activation key was not provided by Microsoft, he contacted the company’s official technical support. And what happened was not normal at all.
It seems that the technician who was helping TroubleChute was unable to resolve the error with the activation key. Something that we can’t blame, of course, but after the extraction problem, someone moved to a method… let’s say privately to activate Windows 10 Pro.
So Microsoft used a ‘crack’ to break their license
TroubleChute shows what happened with two images on Twitter: Microsoft used a crack to activate Windows. That is, after paying the legal license, Microsoft will end up doing what precisely should not be done: Windows 10 actively with a “crack” and which anyone can do without payment.
The expert also asked who could confirm what had happened, with experts from Discord Massgrave confirming that the method was “not official or legal”;
The matter came to Microsoft’s attention after it was reflected in various online media and the company issued a statement about it;
We strive to provide the best possible support to our customers. The art I have described would be contrary to our plan. We seek this fact and will take appropriate steps to ensure that proper procedures are maintained in relation to our suppliers for our products and services.
macOS made easy, free for everyone
Good for those in Redmond to realize that something wrong has been done (I do not predict a good future for the person responsible), although it is necessary to contrast all this with the solution that Apple decided to apply to macOS twelve years ago; free it to all.
It’s the solution he chose in 2011, after dropping the price of Mac OS X Lion and seeing that it didn’t make sense to continue the licensing structure. The company saw that it was better not to charge users for operating reasons, giving them the freedom to upgrade for free and without limits. The profit margin was more on the purchase of the Mac, not on the underlying system or its application.
You can download all versions of macOS from High Sierra to Ventura from this official repository, although remember that it is best to update from the system settings itself.
To date, there are only professional applications that cost money per user. Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro X. My suspicion: the price of such software may change over time (perhaps it is also a subscription model), but the price in these cases will never drop to zero.
In the Apple sphere | Plot “The Price of Life” on SkyShowtime or HBO Max