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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PlatformAgnostic
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2006-01-02

No point, stare... Supreme Dragon is a troll or an idiot. He kind of reminds me of moulinneuf, but with better grammar and spelling. SD seems to get a lot of amusement by posting the same thing over, and over, and over again and he keeps getting responses every time. Think about it: he wastes almost no time writing his words and often gets an essay back. The economics of this sort of posting are clearly in his favor.

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Supreme Dragon Member since:
2007-03-04

"Supreme Dragon is a troll or an idiot"

I guess if I made comments saying Vista was great, you would be saying I was brilliant. You should apply for a job at MS, I am sure you could help them with another "get the facts" campaign, and patent propaganda.

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RE[13]: I agree, fair review
by cyclops on Wed 9th May 2007 01:30 in reply to "RE[12]: I agree, fair review"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

@Supreme Dragon

The problem is nothing to do with his post. His post was offensive and should be modded down. You have to craft your responses about DRM. A link to a knowledgeable source is only useful. If it is used to back up what you have condensed down to a paragraph.

That in itself is an art form.

The subject of DRM; Vista; Microsoft abuse of its power/monopoly; Implementation of DRM at an OS level and the ramifications of that; Apathy by consumers who perceive no real choice; Copyright and ownership.

but the same posts come up again.
1) Shouldn't companies protect their content
2) Its not Microsoft its the RIAA/MPAA/Other mystery organization
3) At least with DRM I'm given a choice
4) I'm/Joe Sixpack(sic) using Vista and DRM's not affecting me
5) Apple will put it on there OS
6) Apple use DRM with the Ipod
7) XP has DRM in it and I had no problem
8) FSF/Dick are a bunch of (insert bizarre quote here) Linus said they don't even code.
9) If you don't steal whats the problem.
etc etc.

That is without the completely ignoring the truth; or picking a convenient one. Or thinking this is some kind of OS Smackdown not that its a real problem on their platform of choice even when its about DRM; WGA; Activation; OGM; Proprietary Formats, but the big question is the people who aren't crooks on here, and like Windows/Office combo; because its pretty good, and have got quite good at using it, and most importantly have has this garbage *slowly* implemented into the OS over time. Why should they care? Most here are well paid even in the Developed world. They know how to steal effectively and all the software they use is free though their company, and all have resigned themselves to Microsoft way of life.

My problem is a write big posts ;)

Edited 2007-05-09 01:40

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

You're right... I wouldn't care. Because then you wouldn't be bashing. Bashing always grates on me more than excessive compliments because it is useless unless you have a viable solution.

If you bashed linux with such persistent fervor and with complaints so based in debunked sources and false facts, then there's a good chance I would have called you an idiot as well. Frankly, there's a whole cottage industry of people who are paid to (ZDNet and others) or volunteer to (you, apparently) bash Vista even though none of you seem to have produced anything worthwhile.

We understand that you hate DRM, we understand that you don't like EULAs, we understand that Activation really bothers you. We have learned nothing from you about how these systems work, where they are going, what the alternatives are that actually address the needs for such technologies (people don't put so much money and time behind an idea if they don't need it). Until you reason for yourself and actually synthesize some facts, your posts simply are not worthy of a response.

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