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[6]: I agree, fair review
by stare on Tue 8th May 2007 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I agree, fair review"
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I got a phone call from a friend recently. He couldn't play his DRM protected (sic) WMA files. It came up with nice message though asking him if he wanted to buy *his* files again. This was on XP.

Well, I was talking about Vista's DRM, not DRM in general. Personally I dislike DRM as much as everyone else, however lets put the blame where it belongs.

Now Vista downscales your content switches off drivers...and remember HD content hasn't even hit Vista.

At least you can play HD content on Vista, downscaled or not. You don't have that possibility on other OSes at all.

And remember like WGA/Activation

Some people here love to exaggerate the significance of WGA or activation, when in fact 99.999% of users never experience any problem with it.

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RE[7]: I agree, fair review
by cyclops on Tue 8th May 2007 19:52 in reply to "RE[6]: I agree, fair review"
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sorry I don't really understand your statement. Vista had *more* DRM than every before.

It is true I can only play DRM unencumbered HD content. But you can save your money on Vista Ultimate+Blu-ray drive and buy a PS3 and have your computer run 33% faster. Or wait a couple of years and the player from your serial box.

I do not think in any way I imagine the significance of WGA/OGA/Activatation etc they are awful, and please could you reference that percentage, because that figure seems a little high, Linux adoption rate is a long way from hitting figures as high as that.

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