Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Jun 2010 17:39 UTC, submitted by waid0004
Windows An Italian Windows site called "Windowsette" has published some purported secret Microsoft documents outlining some design and strategy plans for Windows 8. The Microsoft Kitchen blog has provided some analysis of the documents. The documents appear genuine, and there's lots of interesting information there.
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standards but DMR
by mgl.branco on Tue 29th Jun 2010 21:26 UTC
mgl.branco
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2009-07-22

Interesting enough is this:
"Displaying content using standards (e.g. HTML 5 video) and adopting DRM allows for a wider range of sourcing possibilities"

here http://msftkitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Windows-8-Differe...

Edited 2010-06-29 21:28 UTC

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RE: standards but DMR
by vivainio on Tue 29th Jun 2010 21:36 in reply to "standards but DMR"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Standards and drm by no mean rule each other out. DRM is basically just a way to encrypt data in a manner where only a predefined program (or set of programs) gets access to them. It doesn't imply you have to use obscure data formats.

And it does improve sourcing options, because now instances that refuse to distribute their data without encryption can play.

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RE[2]: standards but DMR
by lemur2 on Wed 30th Jun 2010 00:03 in reply to "RE: standards but DMR"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Standards and drm by no mean rule each other out. DRM is basically just a way to encrypt data in a manner where only a predefined program (or set of programs) gets access to them. It doesn't imply you have to use obscure data formats. And it does improve sourcing options, because now instances that refuse to distribute their data without encryption can play.


Nitpick: Signing packages (which involves encryption) as an integrity check is part of the way that Linux package managers work. This is not DRM howver, because it is not third-party rights that are managed ... it is just simply an integrity check.

One can't have a repository or package manager (or App store) work properly without integrity checks involving encryption, but only an App Store requires DRM.

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