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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by blitze on Fri 28th Sep 2007 00:58 UTC
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Isn't the DRM component directly related to the Media Centre component in Vista?

That being the case, you can rip it out or bypass it using either vLite or Vista Business Edition. Nothing seems to indicate that using 3rd party apps i.e. VLAN to play HD content will invoke the gods of DRM.

I have had no issues with DRM and Reaper when creating music but then I ripped Media Centre out of Vista Ultimate as I prefer Foobar2000 and VLAN for audio/Video.

Ditching Vista, not needed although I'm disapointed that we still have the Registry to deal with but MS could make some dramatic changes to Vista with Service Packs that would allow us to have a base OS with additional uninstallable components. Now that would be great.

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