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A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection
University of Auckland Department of Computer Science ^ | 23 December 2006 | Peter Gutmann

Posted on 12/23/2006 5:51:48 PM PST by IncPen

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The Vista Content Protection specification could very well constitute the longest suicide note in history.

Link is to original article; I'm responsible for the 'linkage' and formatting which was not present in the original article.

Posted for discussion and education only.

1 posted on 12/23/2006 5:51:53 PM PST by IncPen
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To: Swordmaker
The Vista Content Protection specification could very well constitute the longest suicide note in history.

As we were discussing earlier...

2 posted on 12/23/2006 5:53:17 PM PST by IncPen (When Al Gore Finished the Internet, he invented Global Warming)
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I just got XP working....Now I have to start all over again?


3 posted on 12/23/2006 5:54:35 PM PST by Dallas59 (Islam Should Not Be Allowed In Western Countries)
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


4 posted on 12/23/2006 5:55:41 PM PST by kalee (No burka for me....EVER!)
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To: IncPen

Can someone translate this for us Mac users?


5 posted on 12/23/2006 5:56:28 PM PST by jacquej
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To: IncPen

I'm not buying it yet.


6 posted on 12/23/2006 5:58:05 PM PST by kinoxi
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None of this would be considered necessary if not for the dishonest and greedy people who want to enjoy the fruits of other people's labor without paying for it.

Dishonest people imposes costs on all of us.

7 posted on 12/23/2006 5:59:00 PM PST by Logophile
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"I just got XP working....Now I have to start all over again?"

Nah--just stick with XP. It'll probably be good for five years or so. By that time, Microsoft will probably have been sued out of business.

8 posted on 12/23/2006 6:03:27 PM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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Yup, I switched from XP to a Mac G4 laptop. No problems!


9 posted on 12/23/2006 6:05:06 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Logophile

Pirates drive innovation, on both sides.

All of the DRM stuff that Vista inflicts will be hacked, bet on it.

Thank God for Open Office, no more Micro$oft Word or Excel or Access for me.


10 posted on 12/23/2006 6:06:26 PM PST by Central Scrutiniser (Pro Evolution, Pro Stem Cell Research, Pro Science, Pro Free Thought, and Conservative)
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To: Logophile

Without paying what for it? Who decides a product's value, the market or the marketeers? The file sharing flap was the market telling the marketeers that their product was only worth stealing.

I will not buy a virtual product. If it ain't a hard copy than I ain't buyin' it.

Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns. Merry Christmas.


11 posted on 12/23/2006 6:13:55 PM PST by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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Good God. I am not huge Microsoft fan, but I appreciate using their computers for the things they work well at...and for the most part, I can install stuff and get it to work most of the time with few glitches, but...

This sounds really onerous. Is this is for real? It does sound like FUD on Microsoft stuff...is it REALLY this bad? I just do not know enough about this stuff at the technical level to appreciate the severity of it.

This is disturbing stuff, to me at least.


12 posted on 12/23/2006 6:14:15 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: Logophile

That I agree with, but let's face it, even if the majority of people are honest, the dishonest ones can indeed force cost on all of us as a simple result of even a small percentage of dishonest people being a huge number worldwide!


13 posted on 12/23/2006 6:16:15 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: IncPen

I can't wait for those who produce games on the PCs to make their products more LINUX and Mac friendly.....

Although there is software out there for LINUX that will allow games to work, but you have to do it yourself. Just wait until the Game makers start doing it on their own.

And no I will not use Vista under any circumstances.


14 posted on 12/23/2006 6:18:05 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Go Bucks!!!!)
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Hopefully M$ will have a config option where, in exchange for not being able to play "premium" content, I'll have use of my PC. Otherwise I'm going to Linux.


15 posted on 12/23/2006 6:18:48 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the arrogance to think they will be the planners)
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To: IncPen

May Vista and all the globalist triatorous sorts responsible for greedy abuse of the consumer . . . get their just due. May they quickly fall in the pit they dig for others.


16 posted on 12/23/2006 6:18:54 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: jacquej
Can someone translate this for us Mac users?

It's good news, actually.

You have nothing to worry about; this is bad news for PC users only.

17 posted on 12/23/2006 6:20:53 PM PST by IncPen (When Al Gore Finished the Internet, he invented Global Warming)
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I just got XP working....Now I have to start all over again?

I'm still waiting for someone to provide me with a valid reason for moving to Vista, especially given the price.

18 posted on 12/23/2006 6:23:41 PM PST by Northern Alliance
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" You have nothing to worry about; this is bad news for PC users only."

" As a user, there is simply no escape. Whether you use Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 95, Linux, FreeBSD, OS X, Solaris (on x86), or almost any other OS, Windows content protection will make your hardware more expensive, less reliable, more difficult to program for, more difficult to support, more vulnerable to hostile code, and with more compatibility problems

That's not what the author indicates.

19 posted on 12/23/2006 6:25:40 PM PST by Covenantor
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To: Northern Alliance

I want Vista for gaming and having a platform that utilizes my dual core 64 bit processor.

I'll probably get a free copy of it when I buy a new laptop next month, we will see.

Microsoft deserves pirating, sounds like Vista is a big "Kick Me" sign.


20 posted on 12/23/2006 6:26:43 PM PST by Central Scrutiniser (Pro Evolution, Pro Stem Cell Research, Pro Science, Pro Free Thought, and Conservative)
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