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[News] Windows Vista and the Corporate Ploy

Do We Really Need Windows Vista?

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| The twenty first century is the century where greedy governments
| and corporations try to squeeze every penny from the working class
| to enrich their leadership. They're all looking for new ways to
| control us. Information Technology is creating new techniques for
| governments to track populations through closed Operating Systems
| like Vista. We can only be spared their watchful eye by embracing
| open source software like Linux. By being able to examine Linux
| code, experts throughout the world can say with much more certainty
| that there are no surprises placed there by enterprising
| governments or corporations.



Peter Gutmann on Vista DRM

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| Leo: So the insane paranoia really comes from Hollywood, not from
| Microsoft.
| PETER: It's hard to tell what goes on inside Microsoft. But if you
| read the technical specs, I think any technical person that reads
| those specs would say this is never going to work, and half of the
| stuff is nuts. On the other hand, it could well be high-level managers
| inside Microsoft who don't understand the technology and who
| completely agree with Hollywood and who think we should do this
| even though other people have told me it's impossible, we're
| going to do it anyway. 


The Longest Suicide Note in History

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| Gutmann: The genie's out of the bottle before the operating system has even
| been released! But that doesn't mean Vista users in particular - and
| the computer community at large - won't end up paying for Microsoft's
| DRM folly. At the risk of repeating myself repeating myself, yet
| another reason to move to Linux.
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