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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WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

The question that I always get back to is this ... why can't I get a version of Vista without the DRM? If my machine cannot play HD video content anyway, why do I need to have DRM embedded in my OS? Of what possible use is it in such a machine?


Well, look at it this way... whatever performance issues that Vista has, Windows 7 (with the same level or DRM) doesn't have the same issues. So either they found a way to properly optimize the DRM, or else the performance issues in Vista aren't related to DRM.

Either way, just wait for Windows 7 to come out, which isn't slow like Vista is, so you won't have a reason to bitch about it anymore.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"The question that I always get back to is this ... why can't I get a version of Vista without the DRM? If my machine cannot play HD video content anyway, why do I need to have DRM embedded in my OS? Of what possible use is it in such a machine?


Well, look at it this way... whatever performance issues that Vista has, Windows 7 (with the same level or DRM) doesn't have the same issues. So either they found a way to properly optimize the DRM, or else the performance issues in Vista aren't related to DRM.

Either way, just wait for Windows 7 to come out, which isn't slow like Vista is, so you won't have a reason to bitch about it anymore.
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The performance issues with Vista will still remain (in Vista) even after Windows 7 is released.

Waiting for the arrival of Windows 7 is no solution for many of the people who have been unfortunate enough to have been sold a Vista machine.

As far as my waiting for Windows 7 goes ... I have been clued in enough to have avoided Vista so far ... why would I possibly have any interest at all in letting someone try to sucker me into using Windows 7?

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Waiting for the arrival of Windows 7 is no solution for many of the people who have been unfortunate enough to have been sold a Vista machine.


Well, maybe these people should've done their research beforehand? The performance issues that Vista has isn't exactly a big secret. I'm not here to defend Vista. I'm just saying that its performance issues are probably not due to the DRM, but more likely the WDDM not being very optimized, the indexing service (which constantly thrashes the hard drive), among other things.

As far as my waiting for Windows 7 goes ... I have been clued in enough to have avoided Vista so far ... why would I possibly have any interest at all in letting someone try to sucker me into using Windows 7?


If you are not interested at all in either Vista or 7, then why are we having this discussion? You seemed interested in aquiring a copy of Vista without DRM, as you expressed concerns about the performance issues being related to DRM.

So I told you that 7 does not have these issues, so you could skip Vista entirely and just pick up 7, but now you're asking me why you would you possibly be interested in either? I don't know.. you were asking about it, so I assumed you were interested, but I guess you're just here to troll afterall.

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ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22


As far as my waiting for Windows 7 goes ... I have been clued in enough to have avoided Vista so far ... why would I possibly have any interest at all in letting someone try to sucker me into using Windows 7?


You have been clued in huh? And you really expect us to swallow that line of #*@? Face the facts, you have an obsession with anything Microsoft related. You are a troll, pure and simple. Do you really want to insult our intelligences with this dribble? I mean anyone with even two brain cells can figure this out.

Can anyone find even one Microsoft topic where Lemur2 did NOT bring up DRM? Yet ironically, as has been previously proven time and time again, you are completely clueless as to what DRM is, what it does, and why it is there.

Does anyone else find it the least bit humorous at least that the one person railing and ranting about DRM, Windows, etc..is the one person that will never use any product what so ever by Microsoft, simply because it is from Microsoft?

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