Microsoft to Micro-Manage your computer

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  1. Henry Carmona

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    I will continue to build my own PC, thanks anyway Microsoft.

    Hmmm now where did I put my "Linux for Dummies" book?
     
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    Thank goodness for Mac OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, many different Linux distributions (Debian is my favorite). And there's even plan9 (from Bell labs). ...And those are just the more well known ones.

    I haven't boot Windows on my home machine for about 2 years, and as soon as I have the time I will be reclaiming wasted hard drive space!
     
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    [​IMG] What? Was this article written by Red Hat's CEO or something?? I'm far from the world's strongest MS supporter, but what an imbalanced tabloid editorial this is! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    The Register frequently gets things wrong, and doesn't do full research on their articles. They did one on my site before and it was about 90% inaccurate - they didn't even bother to contact me to verify any of the information.
     
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    Linux is my friend. The only time I ever booted into Windows was to run ProntoEdit for my Philips Pronto, but now thanks to Stewart Allen, there is a free Pronto editing tool called Tonto available for lots of different OSes including Linux. (The tool is available at http://giantlaser.com/tonto/.)
     
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    Those who don't understand Digital Rights Management (DRM) should head on over to slashdot.org and lookup some of the articles they've posted.

    DRM will (supposedly) make it impossible for you to copy basically anything. Want to rip a CD into MP3 format, or move some MP3s from one computer to another? Too bad. DRM won't let you.

    "But", you say, "I bought this CD. It's mine. I want to put the MP3s on my portable MP3 player to listen to while jogging." Too bad! DRM says "Nope."
     
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    Why wouldnt DRM work on Mac's?

    Isnt this just going to spread to Mac's as well??
     
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    I made the switch to Linux a few months ago after reading the EULA for a WMP security patch. The EULA pretty much stated if I installed the patch that Microsoft would have root access to my PC and could install whatever they felt like installing. That was the last straw. I wiped my drive and installed Mandrake 8.2. Haven't looked back since.
     
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    I've used Linux and Macs for years, but I still primarily use Windows due to (mostly non-mainstream) software that I use that simply is not available for other platforms yet.
    However, I will NEVER install an OS that has DRM. I will never run it, I will never use it.
     
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    Isn't DRM about (the fear of) stealing music? Are you denying that some perhaps small but certainly not insignificant number of people do in fact steal music? Some of them might even use Apples.

    My point is that instead of some draconian DRM, Apple has a simple, subtle (maybe too subtle) reminder. I have no idea whether it has any effect, but someone is thinking about it.

    //Ken
     

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