[ubuntu-uk] BBC Vista Coverage

Benjamin Webb bjwebb67 at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 30 21:30:00 GMT 2007


On 30/01/07, Toby Smithe <toby.smithe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 20:47 +0000, baza wrote:
> > But when people buy a new computer you will be getting Vista in it, like
> > you did with XP. Where linux wins is when people start to discover what
> > a pain all the built in DRM in Vista is. How after it's been out for six
> > months to a year there will be virus problems etc.
>
>
> I'm seriously disturbed that the Digital Restrictions Management in
> Vista has received no BBC coverage whatsoever. Instead of running
> Microsoft's marketing campaign, they should be talking about the
> downsides, as well as any "cost benefits" or "increased security".
>
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Indeed, I think someone has pointed this out before - surely the BBC
should be from a more neutral point of view.

Doesn't something in Vista also lock people into Microsoft. I think it
might be the encrypted documents in Microsoft Office which Open Office
can no longer legally open.

--Ben Webb



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