Ruk on Windows Update

I am the person least qualified in the world to speak on matters related to Microsoft Windows, as, save for a Virtual PC installation on my Mac that lets me continue to use Quicken, I’ve managed to make myself completely Windows-free.

That’s what I told reporter Sarah Lyseck when she cold-called me to ask for my reaction to Microsoft’s plans to bake piracy checking into their Windows Update service. She said that didn’t matter, that she wanted the views of the unWindowed too. As a result, you’ll find me quoted as follows in this story:

“The heavy-handed, smash people over the head, police state way of controlling software piracy just doesn’t work,” said Rukavina. “If it worked, there would be no software piracy.”