Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Feb 2006 18:20 UTC, submitted by JustThinkIt
Windows "There's a lot of confusion about Windows Vista these days. Many online discussion forums have a great number of users who express no desire to upgrade to Vista. Sure, we've all seen the screenshots and maybe a video or two of Vista in action, but for many it only seems like new tricks for an old dog. Yeah, it's got some fancy 3D effects in the interface, but OS X has been doing that for years now, and it's still Windows underneath, right? The sentiment seems to be that Vista is another Windows ME. Perhaps part of the problem is that people just don't know what Vista has in store for them."
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it will be a comfy jail
by JoeBuck on Tue 28th Feb 2006 19:43 UTC
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I'm sure that Vista will crash a lot less, but there's a big price to be paid. The reason is that only people authorized by Microsoft will be allowed to produce driver code; without the correct digital signature, Vista will refuse to load drivers, and Microsoft has already said it doesn't plan to extend this privilege to the little guys and the hobbyists. This is part of a general lockdown to try to produce near-bulletproof DRM: any device you hook up to your PC will need to play by the rules of Microsoft and Hollywood. You can buy Vista, but Microsoft, not you, will decide what it will allow you to do or not to do.

Fortunately, many Microsoft customers are going to look at that and decide that XP is good enough.

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