Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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RE[5]: Vista is garbage
by BluenoseJake on Tue 24th Apr 2007 18:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is garbage"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

It's obvious from reading this entire topic, that you are unable to discuss this reasonably. You just keep repeating yourself over and over.

MS knows that DRM is bad for business, and just like Apple (who has just as much DRM in OS X and the iPod) has been in talks with the record companies to get rid of it. EMI is the first, MS is in talks with them right now:

http://www.drmwatch.com/ocr/article.php/3669946
http://digg.com/tech_news/EMI_Microsoft_Deal_Coming_Zune_No_3_day_p...
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/tec...

So do some research before you start talking, people may listen to you more.

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RE[6]: Vista is garbage
by Supreme Dragon on Tue 24th Apr 2007 18:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Vista is garbage"
Supreme Dragon Member since:
2007-03-04

"MS knows that DRM is bad for business, and just like Apple (who has just as much DRM in OS X and the iPod) has been in talks with the record companies to get rid of it. EMI is the first, MS is in talks with them right now"

If MS knew DRM was bad for business, they would not have infected Vista with it. They are thinking of selling DRM free music because the Apple/EMI deal has forced them to do so. MS is already planning the next DRM OS:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000176

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RE[7]: Vista is garbage
by BluenoseJake on Wed 25th Apr 2007 14:31 in reply to "RE[6]: Vista is garbage"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

It would be worse for business to sell an OS that can't play HD-DVDs and Blue-Ray. An Apple/EMI didn't force them, everybody but the labels want to get rid DRM, DRM adds needless complexity and inflexibility to the OS.

Vista has no more DRM than OS X and iTunes. I'm not sure where you are getting your info from, but perhaps if you just did some googling, you'd see it is an industry wide problem, and not just MS's.

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