Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Feb 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Does Windows 7 contain more DRM than Windows Vista? Does Windows 7 limit you from running cracked applications, and will it open the firewall specifically for applications that want to check if they're cracked or not? Does it limit the audio recording capabilities? According to a skimp and badly written post on Slashdot, it does. The Slashdot crowd tore the front page item apart - and rightfully so.
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Microsoft bashing as an olympic sport
by kaiwai on Thu 19th Feb 2009 01:44 UTC
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I truly am amazed when I see the lengths some people will goto to justify their hatred of a given organisation - as if Microsoft were worse than some North Korean police state.

Vista had poor performance because there were alot of changes and insufficient time to optimise these changes; they aren't going to optimise it in the service packs because of the risk associated with breaking things not only in Windows but also out in the 'real world'.

Windows 7 has been optimised and improved, and amazing, the so-called 'performance sucking' DRM still lives and Windows 7 still out performs Windows Vista. If there were some truth in the 'performance sucking' of DRM then the performance different should be negiable.

I've got my Acer Aspire One (they ran out of eee pc 901's when I went down to pick one up) and am looking forward to seeing Windows 7 being released. If it means that one can run the latest version of Windows in a constrained environment, I can't work out what the complaints are about.

Then again, I guess its 'cool' to hate Microsoft.

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