Anonymous:People are angry with Microsoft and its digtal rights dictatorship. Vista is garbage, rubbish, bloatware, crippled.
Have you switched to Linux yet? If so, which distribution?
Anonymous:Which Linux flavor do you use?
I found this today. It is really scary! http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.html
I recently tried an online Debian installation. It worked really well and installed without a hitch. The only problem was that when I got to the command line I felt a bit like someone who had just bought a new Ferrari, but whose legs were not long enough to reach the pedals. A short while later I found and tried Mepis Linux, and I have absolutely no trouble using it.
I think the average Windows user would find it extremely easy to use. I have found nothing that Mepis cannot easily do, yet. Linux is finally user-friendly! Yay! Just in time!
Anonymous:The table of contents in the abovelinked article about Vista is pretty telling. Doesn't Microsoft realise it is committing corporate suicide (just to appease the Hollywood studios)?;
Disabling of Functionality
Indirect Disabling of Functionality
Decreased Playback Quality
Elimination of Open-source Hardware Support
Elimination of Unified Drivers
Problems with Drivers
Denial-of-Service via Driver/Device Revocation
Decreased System Reliability
Increased Hardware Costs
Increased Cost due to Requirement to License Unnecessary Third-party IP
Unnecessary CPU Resource Consumption
Unnecessary Device Resource Consumption
How Effective is it Really?
Our only hope is leap into Linux as fast as we can!
Anonymous:Yes. Although XP doesn't seem as fast as 98, its driver support is very nice. Unfortunatley, drivers will become a hellish nightmare under Vista. Microsofthas gone mad! Nothing that is not specifically approved by MS, and designed to cease functioning when Hollywood see fit, including content you have created yourself, will work at all (as well documented in the article).
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