Saturday, November 04, 2006

Hmmm Windows Vista is on sale soon, it will be appearing on a computer near you any time now, so whats new?

well a lot of the features microsoft wanted to put in to it have been lost along the way, they couldn't get them to work, so all Vista is really is an update of XP with a pretty skin and a lot more Digital Rights Management stuff, which will make it more difficult for people to use their own purchased music and video. There is also a little clause in the EULA that specifically stops you from transferign Vista to a new PC as well!

Maybe this new version of Vista will suffer the same lingering death as Sony's mini disks, I still remember sony's DRM stoppig a friend of mine copying the video he took of a friends wedding as it claimed it was copyrighted.

Reason for this little rant was this cartoon at Userfriendly which sums it all up nicely.

Me, I will stick with Linux, no DRM in Linux so I can play what I want! no copyrigth issues so I can install my copy on whatever I want, and mmore security, more robustness and a faster operating system.

Some little niggles, but I am quite happy to put up with them knowing my computer is MINE not Mr Gates! far better to have little niggles than to suddenly find MS decided my operating system is illegal and shutting me down!

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