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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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'.

Ran out of time? How long exactly was it between the release of XP and the release of Vista?

Windows 7 has been optimised and improved,

Well, yes, that is the claim, and there is no reason to suspect why it wouldn't be so. In fact, given Vista's poor performance, it is hard to see how Windows 7 could fail to be a significant improvement.

and amazing, the so-called 'performance sucking' DRM still lives and Windows 7 still out performs Windows Vista.

Yes. This is in fact what "optimization" is all about.

If there were some truth in the 'performance sucking' of DRM then the performance different should be negiable.

Doesn't follow. Obviously you are not wholly familiar with optimistaion. A fair approach is to ignore almost everything else and concentrate very hard on the "inner loop", the most-often repeated pieces of code. DRM polling is a fair candidate ...

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.

Criticising Vista's poor performance is relevant to this rant ... how exactly?

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