[LINK] vista critique

Eleanor Lister eleanor at pacific.net.au
Fri Jan 5 12:25:57 AEDT 2007

Adam Todd wrote:
> At 09:19 AM 5/01/2007, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>> Windows Vista includes an extensive reworking of core OS elements in
>> order to
>> provide content protection for so-called "premium content", typically
>> HD data
>> from Blu-Ray and HD-DVD sources.  Providing this protection incurs
>> considerable costs in terms of system performance, system stability,
>> technical support overhead, and hardware and software cost.
> I really find this kind of stuff insulting to what I perceive as the
> average persons intelligence.
> Most DVD players, and no doubt BluRay and HD-DVD have processors that
> are far inferior to the normal PC.
> You don't see DVD players with 1 Gig of Ram, 2 Gig CPU's and several
> cooling fans.
> That means that lesser power processors are doing the job of
> everything described above without missing a beat.
> Maybe it's time consumers whinged more about the overhead, and bought
> less of the crud?

the reason i like the new HD stuff is that as soon as it hits the mass
market, the arse will fall out of the DVD market and i'll be able to
stock up on a huge collection of DVDs very cheaply.

there are very good reasons to stay 1 step *behind* the market,
including the fact that my DVD playing equipment works perfectly and is
very cheap, it's mature technology now. (like me, hehehe)

Eleanor Ashley Lister
South Sydney Greens
webmistress at ssg.nsw.greens.org.au

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