Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hasta la Vista

Some are calling it: "Virus Inside, Switch To Apple"... Lucky me, I don't have to worry about it anymore. Although, apple is also doing some evil practices: it's like choosing between a tyrant and an absolute ruler. Anyway, criticism of the new vista is greater than expectation. Again monopolistic practices like making it 100% X-box compatible but reserving the right to work and communicate with certain peripherials and gizmos; it is (again) a copy of apple's interface... just look at the windows logo inside the so called "aqua" bubble which will replace the infamous "start" button. Then, all those stories about vista deliberately degrading the image quality when playing HiResDVD's, or uninstalling (removing) any software that microsoft suspects to be malware or pirate software from your computer, without even asking the user. Here's what Michael Geist from the Toronto Star says about that:
Once operational, the agreement warns that Windows Defender will, by default, automatically remove software rated "high" or "severe," even though that may result in other software ceasing to work or mistakenly result in the removal of software that is not unwanted.
And once again, instead of being a more efficient operating system and just that... I mean, it's just a frame for other programs to work, it will be more demanding on any processor, so at the end, it doesn't matter if you are using a dual core chip, most of the memory, graphics and processing power will be swallowed by vista. In fact, most of the current computers today do not have enough power to run vista.

For greater certainty, the terms and conditions remove any doubt about who is in control by providing that "this agreement only gives you some rights to use the software. Microsoft reserves all other rights." For those users frustrated by the software's limitations, Microsoft cautions that "you may not work around any technical limitations in the software."

When Microsoft introduced Windows 95 more than a decade ago, it adopted the Rolling Stones "Start Me Up" as its theme song. As millions of consumers contemplate the company's latest upgrade, the legal and technological restrictions may leave them singing "You Can't Always Get What You Want."
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