Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2007 13:19 UTC
Windows Months go, I reviewed Windows Vista, and concluded: "All in all, I am impressed by Windows Vista [...]. Windows Vista is better than XP, and definitely more than just an improved look as many say." After 5 months of usage, it is time to put that statement into perspective.
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RE[5]: I agree, fair review
by Supreme Dragon on Tue 8th May 2007 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I agree, fair review"
Supreme Dragon
Member since:
2007-03-04

"How exactly DRM is obtrusive in Vista?
Say, I'm a Joe User. Provide an example of how I'm supposed to feel the obtrusive nature of DRM."

From the article:
"Say you've just bought Pink Floyd's ?The Dark Side of the Moon?, released as a Super Audio CD (SACD) in its 30th anniversary edition in 2003, and you want to play it under Vista (I'm just using SACD as a representative example of protected audio content because it's a well-known technology, in practice Sony has refused to license it for playback on PCs). Since the S/PDIF link to your amplifier/speakers is regarded as insecure for playing the SA content, Vista would disable it, and you'd end up hearing a performance by Marcel Marceau instead of Pink Floyd."

I am posting the link again, read it this time:
http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.html

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RE[6]: I agree, fair review
by stare on Tue 8th May 2007 19:06 in reply to "RE[5]: I agree, fair review"
stare Member since:
2005-07-06

"Say you've just bought Pink Floyd's ?The Dark Side of the Moon?, released as a Super Audio CD (SACD) in its 30th anniversary edition in 2003, and you want to play it under Vista (I'm just using SACD as a representative example of protected audio content because it's a well-known technology, in practice Sony has refused to license it for playback on PCs). Since the S/PDIF link to your amplifier/speakers is regarded as insecure for playing the SA content, Vista would disable it, and you'd end up hearing a performance by Marcel Marceau instead of Pink

Sure, because you can play SACD or other protected audio content on OSX or Linux. Oh, wait, you can't!

http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/2006/12/31/windows_vista_drm_nonsense

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