opinions about MS Vista

Nikolai psalmos at swissinfo.org
Wed Nov 22 01:04:44 UTC 2006

Mustafa Ozkaynak wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just received an email from a friend (Actually he is a windows lover). 
> He attended a session organized by Microsoft to introduce the most 
> recent OS.
> Some of the shining stuff he mentioned about the Vista is as follows:

<snip all the shining stuff>

Very exciting. I have a feeling though that a lot of people have 
abandoned MS WindowsXP not because the OS is dysfunctional (it's not, 
it's actually quite useful for most people) but rather because of the MS 
policies and disregard for those of us who value our freedoms, including 
computing freedom.

I suggest you have a visit to this page:


which should help you realize that not everything that shines is good 
for you :-)

For example, "The terms of the Vista EULA, like the current EULA related 
to the “Windows Genuine Advantage,” allows Microsoft to unilaterally 
decide that you have breached the terms of the agreement, and they can 
essentially disable the software, and possibly deny you access to 
critical files on your computer without benefit of proof, hearing, 
testimony or judicial intervention..." and so on. This is computer 
Stalinism, no less, and who cares how shiny this is.


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