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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lemur2
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2007-02-17

"The question that I always get back to is this ... why can't I get a version of Vista without the DRM? If my machine cannot play HD video content anyway, why do I need to have DRM embedded in my OS? Of what possible use is it in such a machine?


Well, look at it this way... whatever performance issues that Vista has, Windows 7 (with the same level or DRM) doesn't have the same issues. So either they found a way to properly optimize the DRM, or else the performance issues in Vista aren't related to DRM.

Either way, just wait for Windows 7 to come out, which isn't slow like Vista is, so you won't have a reason to bitch about it anymore.
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The performance issues with Vista will still remain (in Vista) even after Windows 7 is released.

Waiting for the arrival of Windows 7 is no solution for many of the people who have been unfortunate enough to have been sold a Vista machine.

As far as my waiting for Windows 7 goes ... I have been clued in enough to have avoided Vista so far ... why would I possibly have any interest at all in letting someone try to sucker me into using Windows 7?

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