How can they make you agree to something like that, that dismisses your rights, as a condition of using the product? That's crooked as Hell. This is only in the U.S. where there has been a recent supreme court ruling that may set precedent for this. (Die in a fire, Scalia)The first big product to include the altered licence will be Windows 8: a release candidate is expected in June before it ships for PCs and tablets in late summer or the autumn.
Under the new licence, US consumers upset with Microsoft's products must pursue the company through a small-claims court or to arbitration. Where an arbitrator suggests damages greater than any settlement proposed by Microsoft, the company will pay whichever is largest: the higher damages or $1,000 for “most products and services”. Microsoft will also pay double the claimant’s fees.
Microsoft has already updated the Xbox Live EULA to rule out class-action suits.
It's certainly not going to wash in other countries.
Fuck you Microsoft... I agree to exactly NONE of your E.U.L.A. and forcing me to accept it in order to use the product I paid for isn't going to make me obey anything.