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Old 05-26-2006, 05:42 AM   #106
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Cogar and thats a scary senario!
Old 05-26-2006, 09:02 AM   #107
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DRM, TPM, and all the rest of that Microsoft bullshit is due for a golden shower any time now.

*undoes belt*

(Yes, I know it isn't very gentlemanly of me, but that has been how I've felt ever since Microsoft decided to screw me over with their endless we'll-say-we're-fixing-your-system-but-we're-installing-our-backdoor-here service packs.)

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Old 05-26-2006, 09:37 AM   #108
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People will never win the battle against the entertainment industry oligopolists as long as we keep buying their products. As long as we do they'll have to money to buy the politicians who'll pass the legislation that'll shove DRM down everyone's throat.

So just stop giving free market destroying crooks your money. The less money they have the less influence they have. It's that simple.
Old 06-04-2006, 07:51 PM   #109
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I seriously think that Vista will be the last major Windows release. MSFT should focus on making a "gaming platform", the Xbox, and leave the OS market (...and maybe make Office available for many Unix-like OSs with open standards).

Originally Posted by shag
Has anyone here ever actually paid for windows ?
I can't say that I know that many people that have,
except my stupid (but, quite lovely) girlfriend, who had to buy the "proper"
media centre edition, idiot.
Anyway, I only use xp for recording
music and that's it, buy the time Vista ploddles out I
should be exclusively be using some sort of Linux Audio Debian Psycho Machine.
Let's Hope...
I wouldn't want to use vista anyway, vista can get stuffed.
You should consider using Mac OS X (it's a *BSD with a pretty interface afterall) or Turbolinux (there's an edition with PowerDVD) if you're into audio recording. IMO it's a much better solution.
Old 06-04-2006, 07:55 PM   #110
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I agree, mac is best for media
Old 06-04-2006, 07:56 PM   #111
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Originally Posted by raska
yeah, that's exactly what I tried to mean, on laptops you can't mess up with the hardware, you ought to buy them from the dealer and always come with windows pre-installed
Or Macintosh, with IMO is much better than Windows. Seriously, there should be more 'open laptops' ...maybe with mainstream EFI support and some OEM willing to make a change.
Old 06-04-2006, 08:55 PM   #112
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In the world of cars, there is the low cost basic unit, such as a two seater, or the cadillac/BMW classic, and of course racing vehicles. There is a place for all, based on budget and need.

One thing that they all have in common, is the steering wheel. For some countries, it is on the left, and for others, on the right.

The discussion or comparison is, "Which kind of car is VISTA?". Is it for every man, and will it drive on the common roads. The common road is what today we call open standards, and more and more, world standards. And Microsoft, the Vista manufacturer, will have to comply, or not have the right to drive on these highways.

Visa will require new technology. Think of dual core processors, gigabyte memories, and everything scaled up. In ten years from today, our machines will appear to us then, as we see the pc-xt today.

Yes, there will be a VISTA, and with new technology and peering into the future, who knows if even the mighty Microsoft will standardize on an open kernel, one which may have had it's foundations in linux, Unix, multics, or even DOS.


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