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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RE: The big deal is...
by dagw on Thu 19th Feb 2009 11:48 UTC in reply to "The big deal is..."
dagw
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2005-07-06

Microsoft Windows operating systems are built up from (to most people) closed-source, proprietary code which most mortal won't be able to inspect.
Although I guess the NSA can, a.o.

Actually getting hold of the Windows source code isn't too hard if you're a University or other similar institute. I know at least one professor at my old university had access to the code, and that wasn't even a US university. No need to be the NSA.

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