Frabjous Times

Intuit's wised up

Intuit has announced that it will no longer incorporate Macrovision code to block copying its TurboTax software. This removal is a step in the right direction, although too late for my taste. It creeped me out that this was supposedly writing to my boot sector, so I made the switch to TaxCut last year. It didn't make sense to me for them to copy-protect what is essentially a single-use application.

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Originally published: 16-05-2003 05:55:23