Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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RE[2]: My response
by Lu-Tze on Thu 27th Sep 2007 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE: My response"
Lu-Tze
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2006-01-10

Thanks a lot. I did not realize a complete backup copy of a movie or album is allowed under Fair Use. Does anyone know why no media company has ever been sued for this.

On your other point, DRM IS DEFINITELY added overhead and is bad (as far as I can see) but my point was that people are agreeing to it when they buy DRM'ed stuff so pointless blaming MS for covering their ass. I am guessing half the idea behind MS's implementation might just be their legal dept saying that we better include it before RIAA sues under DMCA for "facilitating violation" like they did with DVD X Copy, etc. Because when you think about it MS has limited gains from implementing DRM in Windows.

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