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Mini-Me
03-13-2007, 09:27 PM
Howdy.
:)

Those of you now running MS's latest offering might be able to answer a couple of questions about it for me:

- Other then the DRM and cute new GUI, the system appears to be built on NTFS. Does Vista use a new kernel, or is it just a revised version of the XP kernel?(for that matter, is Vista really just an XP kernel with flashy graphics on top?)

- Is there any way to disable the so-called DRM?

Some clarification would be great, as I may be wrong in what I have heard.

Paul Komski
03-13-2007, 10:59 PM
Some of the old kernel is the same; some not.
http://www.darknet.org.uk/2006/03/why-windows-vista-might-actually-be-good/

Microsoft VISTA and DRM. AKA Let the Battle Begin! (http://www.saschameinrath.com/2006dec27microsoft_vista_and_drm_aka_let_the_battl e_begin)
The DRM has already hacked-off Apple considerably because of what Vista does to iPod files.

Mini-Me
03-14-2007, 02:24 AM
The second link you posted is scary...
:(

If it(Vista) really does do all these things in the background, MS could be in for some serious problems with lawsuits, etc...

Time will tell.
For now, XP would seem to be the OS of choice...

I wonder: These "New" DRM enabled cards like VGA, Sound, Network, etc - hopefully, these can still be used to build a new system based on XP, cos if what that article says is true, I will not be building a Vista system for anyone - I don't want the backlash from the customer, when things start going wrong...

How about you other IT/OEM people here?
What are your feelings about Vista?