Well in this case that's, uh...
> An old torrent I’d guess?
Wrapped in a 9-month old Reddit comment https://old.reddit.com/r/windowsxp/comments/wwjy5j/_/ilmr5s3...
Wrapped in a 1-month old blog post https://tinyapps.org/blog/202304230700_xp_wpa.html
Wrapped in this article
White canes are a reference to props used in old-timey vaudeville acts (?). https://youtu.be/zgwG5wA5s3Y
The whole thing makes no sense to me in connection with the article.
Journalists explain something accurately, which was previously noted by others, but still was under-reported relative to the potential public interest.
I'm still learning :high_five: (maybe everyone is)
What is the correct term for this? White stick?
: https://www.theregister.com/2023/05/26/windows_xp_activation... : https://tinyapps.org/blog/202304230700_xp_wpa.html
But Green Hills Forever sounds like a great name for a retro-themed one. Also a compilation of retro Sonic music remixes.
The green hills of XP desktops is now a vineyard. How appropos.
The actual crack came more then a decade later, first as a web app, then as sample code. These guys just repackaged it.
And yes, Windows XP still lives on as Windows XP integral edition. Update all your certs from DER files, not from some fancy app.
Thanks to avaxhome, HiRens and studioXX.
The Windows XP activation algorithm has been cracked
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36082542 (65 comments)
And 8 days ago:
Windows XP Activation: Game Over
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=35993044 (151 comments)
Sometimes games like Heroes of Might and Magic III are a good way to play just one more turn until you notice the sun has come up.
Windows 10 can't run it, but Windows 2000 still works just fine.