Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Dec 2007 23:09 UTC
Windows "Leading up to next week's public beta-test release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Release Candidate, Microsoft today has published a 17-page document outlining in fine detail exactly what difference SP1 makes to Vista. Some of the contents has been shared in bits in the past, but this is so far the most comprehensive 'changelog' we've ever seen and probably will see as the final version is not expected to differ much from the RC, with the exception of WGA modifications."
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RE[3]: Beh
by GregM on Sun 9th Dec 2007 09:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Beh"
GregM
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2006-01-07

The problem with vista's DRM is that it has forced 3rd party vendors to create more complicated hardware and more complex drivers that to this very hour still cause vista on my computer to hang. Sure, it's the 3rd party driver's fault, but it's also microsoft's fault for making the new driver requirements so onerous. I'd also like to note that when I disabled the DRM windows service, my computer's functionality was reduced and it complained that my copy of windows was pirated. I don't like it when my computer talks to me like that, especially after paying for it.

Here's a good link for anyone that is interested:
"A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection"

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.html

Of interest is the quote:
“Drivers must be extra-robust. [Vista's DRM] requires additional driver development to isolate and protect sensitive code paths” — ATI.

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