Skip to comments.A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection
Posted on 12/23/2006 5:51:48 PM PST by IncPen
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As we were discussing earlier...
I just got XP working....Now I have to start all over again?
Can someone translate this for us Mac users?
I'm not buying it yet.
Dishonest people imposes costs on all of us.
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.
Yup, I switched from XP to a Mac G4 laptop. No problems!
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$oft Word or Excel or Access for me.
Without paying what for it? Who decides a product's value, the market or the marketeers? The file sharing flap was the market telling the marketeers that their product was only worth stealing.
I will not buy a virtual product. If it ain't a hard copy than I ain't buyin' it.
Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns. Merry Christmas.
Good God. I am not huge Microsoft fan, but I appreciate using their computers for the things they work well at...and for the most part, I can install stuff and get it to work most of the time with few glitches, but...
This sounds really onerous. Is this is for real? It does sound like FUD on Microsoft stuff...is it REALLY this bad? I just do not know enough about this stuff at the technical level to appreciate the severity of it.
This is disturbing stuff, to me at least.
That I agree with, but let's face it, even if the majority of people are honest, the dishonest ones can indeed force cost on all of us as a simple result of even a small percentage of dishonest people being a huge number worldwide!
I can't wait for those who produce games on the PCs to make their products more LINUX and Mac friendly.....
Although there is software out there for LINUX that will allow games to work, but you have to do it yourself. Just wait until the Game makers start doing it on their own.
And no I will not use Vista under any circumstances.
Hopefully M$ 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.
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.
It's good news, actually.
You have nothing to worry about; this is bad news for PC users only.
I'm still waiting for someone to provide me with a valid reason for moving to Vista, especially given the price.
" 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.
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.
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