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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can someone do me a favour ?
by raver31 on Thu 19th Feb 2009 08:09 UTC
raver31
Member since:
2005-07-06

A little background here...

I am a Microsoft shareholder, I have been one since 1992.

I have this laptop with Ubuntu 8.04 on it.
I have one desktop dual booting XP and Ubuntu 8.10 (sucky OS)

I have another laptop with Vista, well, I gave it to the daughter.

My other machines have these OS's installed:

1 Mac OSX
1 Solaris
1 Opensuse
1 Mandriva Laptop

I can understand the reasons for FUD being put out by Microsoft/Apple or even Sun. I cannot understand why someone who uses free software would put out FUD.

Why does someone who clearly is happy with their choice decide for themselves that MY decision is incorrect and I should be forced to see the errors of my ways ?

I have been using computers since 1981 when I got my first one and Acorn Atom.
I was of course nagged by ZX81 users who said their system was better... even though it clearly wasnt, it just had more users.

I moved onto a ZXSpectrum, and was nagged by c64 users, they said their system was better, it was for some things, others it wasn't.

After this I got a Plus4, inherently way better than a c64, but once again I was nagged by c64 users as there system was better as it had more users, clearly the c64 was nowhere near as good as the Plus4.

Next, I bought an AtariST.... bitter war here with Amiga users, this one is still raging on. I admit Amiga always had the edge.

Once everyone decided to settle on PC's it still was not simple.

DRDOS v MSDOS
GEM v Desqview
Win3 v Win95
Win95 v WinNT
Win2000 v WinXP
WinXP v WinVista

Win v Linux
Linux v BSD
BSD v Solaris
PC v Mac

The list goes on and on and on, so much so, that I got bored and fell asleep.

When I awoke, I had qwe,asd,zxc imprinted on the side of my face that hit the keyboard.

If anyone who uses Slackware decides that Opensuse is evil, then do me a favour and keep your opinion to yourself, you are happy with your choices, leave me to be happy or suffer with mine, thank you.

Reply Score: 5

rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

Uh ... and yet you took the time to reply to this thread ... so ...

Reply Parent Score: -1

raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Uh ... and yet you took the time to reply to this thread ... so ...



and your point is ?

Reply Parent Score: 2