The Inq reports Windows XP SP3 will feature a slightly more userfriendly Windows Genuine Advantage:
When the Vole releases SP3 later this year, the refreshed versions of Windows XP will give users 30-days before they're required to enter a product activation key. This is the same as the system that is offered on Microsoft's Vista operating system, which is currently as popular as a George Bush impersonator in a Baghdad coffee shop.
According to a Volish policy statement, which ended up in the paws of ComputerWorld this is a relaxing of Windows XP because users currently have to enter the activation key while the blighter is installing.
If they don't, then the whole installation goes belly up faster than a drunken whale who has failed to outrun a Japanese scientific fleet.
Last week it was revealed that Apple is working on a similar DRM for its Mac OS X operating system.