Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Feb 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Does Windows 7 contain more DRM than Windows Vista? Does Windows 7 limit you from running cracked applications, and will it open the firewall specifically for applications that want to check if they're cracked or not? Does it limit the audio recording capabilities? According to a skimp and badly written post on Slashdot, it does. The Slashdot crowd tore the front page item apart - and rightfully so.
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Microsoft bashing as an olympic sport
by kaiwai on Thu 19th Feb 2009 01:44 UTC
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

I truly am amazed when I see the lengths some people will goto to justify their hatred of a given organisation - as if Microsoft were worse than some North Korean police state.

Vista had poor performance because there were alot of changes and insufficient time to optimise these changes; they aren't going to optimise it in the service packs because of the risk associated with breaking things not only in Windows but also out in the 'real world'.

Windows 7 has been optimised and improved, and amazing, the so-called 'performance sucking' DRM still lives and Windows 7 still out performs Windows Vista. If there were some truth in the 'performance sucking' of DRM then the performance different should be negiable.

I've got my Acer Aspire One (they ran out of eee pc 901's when I went down to pick one up) and am looking forward to seeing Windows 7 being released. If it means that one can run the latest version of Windows in a constrained environment, I can't work out what the complaints are about.

Then again, I guess its 'cool' to hate Microsoft.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Vista had poor performance because there were alot of changes and insufficient time to optimise these changes; they aren't going to optimise it in the service packs because of the risk associated with breaking things not only in Windows but also out in the 'real world'.


Ran out of time? How long exactly was it between the release of XP and the release of Vista?

Windows 7 has been optimised and improved,


Well, yes, that is the claim, and there is no reason to suspect why it wouldn't be so. In fact, given Vista's poor performance, it is hard to see how Windows 7 could fail to be a significant improvement.


and amazing, the so-called 'performance sucking' DRM still lives and Windows 7 still out performs Windows Vista.


Yes. This is in fact what "optimization" is all about.

If there were some truth in the 'performance sucking' of DRM then the performance different should be negiable.


Doesn't follow. Obviously you are not wholly familiar with optimistaion. A fair approach is to ignore almost everything else and concentrate very hard on the "inner loop", the most-often repeated pieces of code. DRM polling is a fair candidate ...

I've got my Acer Aspire One (they ran out of eee pc 901's when I went down to pick one up) and am looking forward to seeing Windows 7 being released. If it means that one can run the latest version of Windows in a constrained environment, I can't work out what the complaints are about. Then again, I guess its 'cool' to hate Microsoft.


Criticising Vista's poor performance is relevant to this rant ... how exactly?

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Ran out of time? How long exactly was it between the release of XP and the release of Vista?


Abusing me by way of message achieves what?

Windows Vista was restarted and based on Windows 2003 SP1 rather than Windows XP. There was a penalty that was paid because of it, but management at that time believed the penalty was worth it.

Considering that when the change was made - Netbooks and other resource constrained devices weren't on the radar, they were making decisions based on what one could reasonably expect in the future based on present conditions.

Well, yes, that is the claim, and there is no reason to suspect why it wouldn't be so. In fact, given Vista's poor performance, it is hard to see how Windows 7 could fail to be a significant improvement.


If it were DRM as the primary cause of performance issues, and given that the DRM has been retained, then going by the detractors logic, there should have been no significant improvement.

Criticising Vista's poor performance is relevant to this rant ... how exactly?


Thank you for ignoring the kernel of this post; it was a counter to DRM phobia and the black helicopter nonsense regarding it and the apparent 'performance sucking' of DRM by virtue of it just existing in Windows.

The two are interlinked, but hey, you chose to ignore it in favour of attacking me personally.

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

What's wrong with North Korea?
Everyone is subject to propaganda, be it from Microsoft, from the government or from FOSS.
If I ask most of the people in the west what they think about North Korea, they will spit many senseless words and yet they don't know the first thing about North Korea. The same goes for Microsoft. If you are on the other side of the propaganda, you don't have to know Microsoft to hate it.

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vitae Member since:
2006-02-20



Then again, I guess its 'cool' to hate Microsoft.



Interesting how often comments like this come up, and yet no one likes to discuss the reasons people do hate Microsoft. On the other hand, we've just had an article on how Windows 7 beta testers are unhappy with Microsoft. Let's be perfectly honest here. There's lots of reasons to not be happy with Microsoft. Some of it's not their fault, but on the other hand they have generated a lot of ill will by their own actions.

And when it comes to FUD, Microsoft salesmen telling potential customers that open source is less secure because it's open source is also FUD, only we call it salesmanship.

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