Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 5th Apr 2007 19:20 UTC, submitted by netpython
Windows Comparisons, conjecture, and controversy. Microsoft's new operating system is here, but is it ready for primetime? We spent 30 days with Windows Vista to see if it's worth the leap or if Microsoft should go back to the drawing board.
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RE: Oh no
by Laurence on Thu 5th Apr 2007 20:51 UTC in reply to "Oh no"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

Can someone please explain the DVD burning issue?


"basically Microsoft has reworked a lot of the core operating system to add copy protection technology for new media formats like HD DVD and Blu-ray disks. Certain high-quality output paths -- audio and video -- are reserved for protected peripheral devices. Sometimes output quality is artificially degraded; sometimes output is prevented entirely. And Vista continuously spends CPU time monitoring itself, trying to figure out if you're doing something that it thinks you shouldn't. If it does, it limits functionality and in extreme cases restarts just the video subsystem."

taken from: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/02/drm_in_windows.html
(that article also links to a few other sources on the subject)


[edit - typos]

Edited 2007-04-05 20:52

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