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[7]: Vista is garbage
by BluenoseJake on Wed 25th Apr 2007 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Vista is garbage"
BluenoseJake
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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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RE[8]: Vista is garbage
by Supreme Dragon on Wed 25th Apr 2007 20:24 in reply to "RE[7]: Vista is garbage"
Supreme Dragon Member since:
2007-03-04

"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."

Vista has more DRM than any other OS:

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

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RE[9]: Vista is garbage
by BluenoseJake on Thu 26th Apr 2007 11:36 in reply to "RE[8]: Vista is garbage"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I don't believe that is correct. To be able to play HD-DVDs and blueray, you need to supply a secure playback path. This is the position of the content distributers. I bet you you'll see a marked increase in the amount of DRM in Leopard, to support HD formats, also, the amount of DRM in itunes is at least as high as mediaplayer, hence the anti-trust suit in the EU

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