Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Jan 2009 12:58 UTC
Windows Even though the EULA accompanying the beta build of Windows 7 prohibits the publication of benchmark results (good luck enforcing that one, Redmond), everybody and their dog will still compare the Windows 7 beta to Vista and Windows XP. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is one of those benchmarking the beta, and according to his results, the Windows 7 beta beats both Vista and XP in just about every scenario.
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Skeptic
by Darkelve on Sat 3rd Jan 2009 14:58 UTC
Darkelve
Member since:
2006-02-06

I'll believe it once I see it with my own eyes.

I also hope they're going to soften up a bit with the DRM-stuff.

Edited 2009-01-03 15:00 UTC

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RE: Skeptic
by google_ninja on Sat 3rd Jan 2009 15:33 in reply to "Skeptic"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

The "DRM stuff" amounts to being able to play blu-ray and hd-dvd legally. I really hope they don't remove that capability.

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RE[2]: Skeptic
by smashIt on Sat 3rd Jan 2009 17:03 in reply to "RE: Skeptic"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

The "DRM stuff" amounts to being able to play blu-ray and hd-dvd legally. I really hope they don't remove that capability.


i hope they do
the movie-industry would have to choose between giving up on drm or loosing 95% of the pc-market

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RE[2]: Skeptic
by aaronb on Sat 3rd Jan 2009 18:38 in reply to "RE: Skeptic"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

The "DRM stuff" amounts to being able to play blu-ray and hd-dvd legally. I really hope they don't remove that capability.


The "DRM stuff" could also include the Windows Product Activation. Although admittedly it does work almost all the time, its a pain when you have a retail version of XP and your motherboard gets fried in a power surge and you have to phone a call centre because the hardware has changed since Windows was last installed.

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RE[2]: Skeptic
by cyclops on Sat 3rd Jan 2009 23:12 in reply to "RE: Skeptic"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

No it refers to "Premium Content" They have already also stopped the recording of TV programmes. Thats ignoring all the other nasty things like tilt bits, and don't even pretend you haven't read it in detail

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RE: Skeptic
by RRepster on Tue 6th Jan 2009 17:04 in reply to "Skeptic"
RRepster Member since:
2008-06-18

Softening on the DRM I doubt will happen, afterall they created it and the market for it don't forget.

Does Windows 7 eliminate the annoying "(Not Responding)" message where a window freezes for a while or we have to wait for it retrieve a directory. Consistently this happens with a MSFT product one too btw, like IE, WMP, or explorer windows). It never happens with iTunes, or other third party programs, just the MSFT ones they have integrated into their horrid OS.

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