Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Aug 2007 23:25 UTC, submitted by Jonas Persson
Windows "Gutmann generated a lot of heat last December with the publication of a paper that called Windows Vista's Content Protection scheme 'the longest suicide note in history'. He updated it in April, mostly to call his critics names, and he updated it yet again yesterday with a top-of-the-page slam at my ZDNet colleague George Ou, who took exception with some of Gutmann's claims yesterday. Gutmann has a flair for melodramatic language and headline-grabbing phrases, but his theoretical arguments against Vista's video subsystem fall apart quickly when they make contact with the real world."
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by ride01 on Fri 17th Aug 2007 02:59 UTC
ride01
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2005-09-23

This is OSnews.com, buddy.

This comment section is reserved for Microsoft hatred only. Rational thinking is not welcome.

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RE: OSnews.com
by pixel8r on Fri 17th Aug 2007 03:29 in reply to "OSnews.com"
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2007-08-11

This comment section is reserved for Microsoft hatred only. Rational thinking is not welcome.


oh so of course people that hate Microsoft are not thinking Rationally?? and do you also claim the opposite is inherently true as well?

So why does everyone say that Linux requires that people be intermediate to expert in using computers and that windows is best for the newbies?? (This isn't my view) How does that sit with the "Microsoft haters are not rational thinkers" comment?

btw although this was obviously intended as light humour, you should realise that a lot of linux users dont hate microsoft, and also that most people that DO hate microsoft have good reason for it. I do wish the same could be said for Linux.

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RE[2]: OSnews.com
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 17th Aug 2007 03:53 in reply to "RE: OSnews.com"
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2006-12-05

"btw although this was obviously intended as light humour, you should realise that a lot of linux users dont hate microsoft, and also that most people that DO hate microsoft have good reason for it. I do wish the same could be said for Linux."

I personally don't "hate" Microsoft. They've done some good things (very few, really, after looking at and thinking about their entire history...). I just hate their business practices and monopoly position. I'm getting sick of how obtrusive they're making their operating systems, how ridiculously many annoyances they're building into them these days, the insane number of pointless, RAM-wasting, hard drive-grinding services enabled by default. Oh, and the poorly-made software installers. Registry startup items? Check. "Startup" folder startup items? Check. Bundled spyware, desktop icons, QuickLaunch Icons, cluttered Start menu? Check, check, check, and check.

On the other hand, I do like Windows' user interface and its general snappiness, but I can live without it. I would love to see ReactOS pick up to be a true Windows replacement, because I've grown truly fond some Windows applications. Sure, I have a Windows XP Pro (upgrade) license, but honestly, I'm getting sick of its performance on my 256-meg RD-RAM system, and all the modifications after install (including disabling services, removing programs that want control of my system from the startup sequence which I didn't even want there in the first place, etc.).

Linux is great, and for most things it's my preferred OS these days, but there are still various things--such as certain Windows-only programs and ease of installing new programs not in the repository--that would be really nice. Proprietary software, like the Opera browser and nVidia drivers, included.

Edited 2007-08-17 04:09

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