Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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RE: Never buying Vista Anyway
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 24th Apr 2007 01:51 UTC in reply to "Never buying Vista Anyway"
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2006-01-02

This stuff is pretty obvious to you, but could you enlighten the rest of us a bit about what you mean?

There is DRM in Vista, but there is also some DRM in XP. The DRM does not affect files that are not already DRMed and none of the encryption systems are running when your machine is not playing DRMed files. So yeah, it's a DRM platform. But it's also a platform for non-DRMed stuff and that's what most of the world will use it for.

OpenGL is not dead in any real way. The GPU vendors have always included an OpenGL implementation with their drivers. Microsoft has long included an OpenGL wrapper around DirectX for situations in which the GPU vendor fails to provide one. The situation hasn't changed. OpenGL still works on Vista, just like on XP.

Read here for more info: http://www.opengl.org/pipeline/article/vol003_9/

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