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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ssa2204
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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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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

"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?"

its not as humorious as it could be, seeing as (making this number up but it's probably pretty close) 80% or so of the most vocal users ripping Vista appart have never once used it (ok maybe once, but only to say they have).

thats where the humor goes away and the insanity begins. People should only voice their oppinions as loudly as they have knowledge and understanding of what they are saying.

I don't want to hear the person with the meaning of life whispering while the idiot yelling "2 + 2 = 5!" is stealing center stage. if you don't know what your talking about shut the hell up, or i will rant at you and rip into you with vicious rhetoric. example given here, feel free to copy and paste this as example code for dealing with clueless n00bs ;)

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ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

"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?"

its not as humorious as it could be, seeing as (making this number up but it's probably pretty close) 80% or so of the most vocal users ripping Vista appart have never once used it (ok maybe once, but only to say they have).

thats where the humor goes away and the insanity begins. People should only voice their oppinions as loudly as they have knowledge and understanding of what they are saying.

I don't want to hear the person with the meaning of life whispering while the idiot yelling "2 + 2 = 5!" is stealing center stage. if you don't know what your talking about shut the hell up, or i will rant at you and rip into you with vicious rhetoric. example given here, feel free to copy and paste this as example code for dealing with clueless n00bs ;)

/end


I would actually put the number much higher based on my experiences. I just have never seen anyone who is a Vista user complain about DRM. As one who uses different forums, newsgroups, etc. as a resource for my work, I come across literally hundreds of different issues each week regarding Windows (from Vista to Server 2003-2008). Now include all the different digital video forums I visit on occasion, adds up to quite a large exposure to the world at large. Yet in the past 2 years I can not count one single complaint/problem from a Windows user regarding DRM. Not one! If you lived in the sheltered existence the same as certain trolls live in, you would think that the number who have an actual problem would be in the 80% group.

My problem is just not that certain trolls seem to be completely clueless. It goes beyond that to make me question what the whole logic is behind their motives. I will repeat this a million times, why care when you don't even use the product? I drive a Saab, I love Saabs, hence I visit Saab forums. But I sure in the hell never worry about what Ford is doing. And while on a closer issue, I may have certain opinions regarding Apple products, especially iPod and iPhone, I just could not be bothered to get involved. Why? What is the point? In the end, I have neither, and will not ever purchase either.

But if I spend my life ranting on about iPhone, I would consider maybe I have a need for therapy. Sometimes it becomes so sickly apparent that the real love some have for Linux, has nothing to do at all with Linux, but merely because it is (in their eyes) the anti-Microsoft OS. I honestly believe part of the rise of Ubuntu with so many of these kids today is not just that it is a 'simple' flavor of Linux, but it allows them to have an easy OS to use merely so they can lay claim to be true techie geek nerds, without actually having to know anything. Is that all Linux is then? I think most car salesmen would lose their jobs pretty quick if their whole argument to buy the BMW was "Well, it's not a Mercedes!".

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