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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BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

"Even so, I have heard that Vista machines when idle typically consume some 15% more CPU time than do the identical specification machines running other OSes."

Sounds like you've never used it. Mine sits about 1% when idle, except when the indexer is running. Then it may go as high as 15%. Then it settles back down when the indexer stops, which is when it is not idle.

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rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

Funny how 99.8% of the comments about how much of a "resource hog" Vista is, and how "dog slow" Vista is, and how "DRM-happy" Vista is ... come from pinheads who've either never used it, used it only for a brief time pre-SP1, or are too lazy and anti-MS to tweak it.

But don't dare try the same tactic with Linux on the desktop. It's flawless. Really.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Part of the problem is that I can check to see exactly what linux does. I can communicate with others who can confirm my findings. We can argue about the impact of varius coding techniques ( like the scheduler debate a while back).

This is of course impossible with Windows or any other closed source OS. So basically we know that there is some DRM in Windows, we can only do some external tests to see what it does and rely on the companies good word. So yes, there are more false rumors about windows, but that's because there is less information possible about what it does.

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thecwin Member since:
2006-01-04

How about this then:

I'm a developer and I work on Vista Business SP1 with all the latest patches, on fairly high end hardware for 9hrs a day (I geenerally work through lunch).

Me, and *all* the other developers I work with, agree that Vista is a dog slow resource hog.. DRM doesn't really come into our job much though. We all run either XP, Linux or OS X primarily at home, and some of them got rid of Vista at work and installed XP instead.

I have Vista Ultimate SP1 on a high end game capable computer (C2Q 2.83GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 2GB Radeon 4870x2), along with XP and Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha, and it feels slower than my OS X laptop (C1D 2.16GHz 1GB) for general productivity.

Of course you might choose to believe I'm lying, but there's no convincing some. ;)

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