Is Microsoft sabotaging its own products? No, this cannot be the case. Perhaps it is an accident, or a coincidence. But is Microsoft really highlighting links to websites that have references to cracks
for Windows Vista? And you wonder why the piracy of Microsoft software is blooming.
Now, truth be told, the actual mechanism of website indexation is automated. And the results of a search are generated in relation to an algorithm that is specific to each search engine. However, Microsoft's Related Searches area in the top right hand corner of the search space is not doing any good for the Redmond Company. At least as far as looking for products cracks.
In the screenshot at the bottom you are able to see the results that Microsoft Live Search has returned to the general query "Windows Vista Crack." Also, to offer a comparison, the same image contains the results delivered by Google. You can clearly say that Google is doing a far better job at protecting Microsoft's products than the Redmond Company itself. At least Google is not highlighting anything in particular.
The same cannot be said for Live Search, due to the fact that Microsoft's search engine has found and displayed results matching the terms of the query but it's also proposing users to additionally search for: "Crack Windows Vista CTP," "Windows Vista Activation Crack," "Windows Vista 5308 Cracks," "Windows Vista Beta 2 Crack" and "Windows Vista 5270 Crack."
So, just in case you run out of inspiration for what cracks to search for Microsoft's software, and in particular for Windows Vista, just head over at Live Search and let the Redmond Company tell you. In all fairness, I have to say that the actual results point to informative articles and not to the cracks themselves. So if you are looking for information about Vista cracks you will have no problem. On the other hand, I tried the 1,384,149 results only with the tip of my finger...