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    Quote Originally Posted by Avatar View Post
    In my case, things I've built/am building myself. Nothing fancy, but MS are well aware of the fact that things other than keyboards and mice gets plugged in.. The US Navy is paying them a bunch to not forget it.
    Still not illegal, I personally cant think of anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grievous View Post
    What exactly is an example of unauthorised hardware?
    Simply any hardware (Driver) that is not signed by Microsoft or a known CA. Simple example of this would be that 5 year old plotter at work that have a custom written driver that is not signed. In XP it just installed, 7 or 8 you can force an accept the driver and in 10 if your system is installed on a UEFI PC your screwed, its not gonna happen.

    At least for now I can still go Legacy mode to bypass this but Microsoft's EULA allows em to turn it off if they feel like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grievous View Post
    What exactly is an example of unauthorised hardware?
    probably hacktools

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    hmm...i have a had time seeing how they can make this stick. all it will take is a couple of mistakes, where the accidentally mess up legit software/hardware and get taken to court over it. they will quickly back down.

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    I think in this case it is most likely going to come from the vendors themselves, i.e. Adobe, who will ask Microsoft to block all pirate versions of Photoshop or all versions using a certain serial key (or even specific versions). Almost like how browsers these days are all blocking Java/Flash if it's not the latest version.

    So i think MS is simply providing the opportunity for vendors to police their software , i don't think Microsoft is going to decide what is authorised or not authorized all by themselves....i bet it is going to be big corporate vendors who knows exactly how people are pirating their software who will use this "service" to get it blocked.

    Ultimately methinks, the blame will go to said vendor if your legit copy is blocked.
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    Everything I read about Win10 seems to be pointing more and more to the fact that I really should move back to Win8. Hopefully Linux becomes more viable in the next few years so that I can finally ditch the anal vomit that is known as Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graal View Post
    Hopefully Linux becomes more viable in the next few years so that I can finally ditch the anal vomit that is known as Windows.
    People have been hoping that for decades. It's not going to happen.

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    It will. They haven't had the financial backing of a multi-billion dollar company for decades. Just look at how the available games on Linux has exploded in the last few years since Steam started supporting the OS. There are currently 1189 games on Steam that support Linux.

    Not to even mention what Vulkan is going to do to the Linux gaming scene. If the trend keeps up, I'll probably switch to Linux for good in the next 2 or 3 years.

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