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Windows Vista the Protection Monster … and at which costs!

December 26th, 2006

Still think Windows Vista is a great OS? It might look great but whats going on under it’s shiny surface? Peter Gutmann has written an extensive article about Vista’s underlying content protection systems. If you plan to use Vista, read it! And then think again!

Quote: “The only reason I can imagine why Microsoft would put its programmers, device vendors, third-party developers, and ultimately its customers, through this much pain is because once this copy protection is entrenched, Microsoft will completely own the distribution channel.”

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  1. December 26th, 2006 at 13:14 | #1

    IMO, the unfortunate thing is that MS knows their target audience with Vista. It’s not us. Developers have known for a few years now about the driver horrors and DRM that are running under Vista’s hood. The average Circuit City/Best Buy user doesn’t have a clue. And, I think that’s exactly how MS wants to keep it.

  2. Joakim L
    January 5th, 2007 at 08:25 | #2

    Wow, that’s so sad to read… I was looking forward to playing DX10 games, but for now that is not looking likely. I would never use, much less PAY, for an operating system that decides what I can and can’t do at every single turn.

  3. ken jolley
    January 5th, 2007 at 20:51 | #3

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  4. January 5th, 2007 at 21:21 | #4

    @ken huh?? …… sleepwalking?

    @Joakim, yes same here, I was pretty excited about Vista until I read the article. Now I switch some gears down and wait and see how the situation goes with Vista over the next several months.

  5. January 5th, 2007 at 22:57 | #5

    for about the last 10 years, MS operating systems have not been something they got right on the first try. If I even move to Vista, it won’t be for a while (SP1).

    Remember the old expression – “Fools Rush In”.

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