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Windows 7: take a cautious look: 7 Reasons to Avoid Windows 7

29 Oct 2009   #1
ineedsomehelpy

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take a cautious look: 7 Reasons to Avoid Windows 7

from, Wired.com's Gadget Lab
Quote:
Built-In Support for Egregious Hardware-Based DRM
Paranoid XP users won’t wish to upgrade to Windows 7 for the same reason they didn’t switch to Vista: Like Vista, Windows 7 includes support for digital rights management technologies that could potentially regulate how you use your media. Though some alarmists have called Microsoft’s DRM “draconian,” the implemented DRM hasn’t proved to bear significant consequences yet.
Ars Technica provides a thorough explanation of the DRM in question. In short, the technologies called Protected Video Path (PVP) and Protected User Mode Audio (PUMA) provide secure playback of video and audio media, respectively. “Little or no media actually demands the use of the protected paths, so on most users’ systems, Windows never invokes them,” wrote Ars Technica’s Peter Bright. “Play back unprotected media on a Vista machine, and the DRM subsystems simply don’t get used.”
Still, there are going to be people cringing in fear that one day PUMA and PVP will screw them over. And for that reason they’ll be sticking with XP — or a totally open OS like Linux.
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7 Reasons to Avoid Windows 7 | Gadget Lab | Wired.com


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29 Oct 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Complete drivel written months ago by a Mac user. Here's a much better piece:

AeroXperience Blog Archive 8 reasons not to avoid Windows 7
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29 Oct 2009   #3
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

This is imo, typical misinfo. The parade of terribles that will never come to pass or will be easily circumvented in the event they did.

You wouldn't believe the stuff I download and play on my W7 machine with fantastic quality and zero problems. (However, I don't use Windows Media Player or Media Center, but not for those reasons. I simply get better performance and quality from other media players and filters.)
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29 Oct 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you get a chance, read the link I posted. There's a great non-work-safe link in there about the iPhone. Holy crap, I almost pissed my pants laughing!

[WARNING] If you love the iPhone, you will not love the article about the iPhone!
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29 Oct 2009   #5
ineedsomehelpy

Windows 7
 
 

that is odd it really is i think wired came out first personally

im wondering why it sais 8 reasons not to avoid tho
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29 Oct 2009   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ineedsomehelpy View Post
that is odd it really is i think wired came out first personally

im wondering why it sais 8 reasons not to avoid tho
Ummm, the Wired article did come out first. The second article was written in rebuttal. I'm going to guess you haven't read it yet.
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29 Oct 2009   #7
ineedsomehelpy

Windows 7
 
 

lol no i skimmed

props for the iphone artcl tho i did read that
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29 Oct 2009   #8
jim84

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

There aren't any good arguments there. I upgraded from XP, and was happy to do a clean install! Cost, cost is not an argument someone should use in favor of a Mac. Taking time to upgrade? This is just an argument in general, nothing specific about Windows 7, if this was a valid argument we would still be using windows 3.1 or worse. It's still windows! Yes! It doesn't decide for me what to do when I insert media, rather it let's me decide... Good, I don't think every user of an OS would want it to do exactly the same thing in every situation.

Reading the second link now, looks like some good points.
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29 Oct 2009   #9
ineedsomehelpy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jim84 View Post
There aren't any good arguments there. I upgraded from XP, and was happy to do a clean install! Cost, cost is not an argument someone should use in favor of a Mac. Taking time to upgrade? This is just an argument in general, nothing specific about Windows 7, if this was a valid argument we would still be using windows 3.1 or worse. It's still windows! Yes! It doesn't decide for me what to do when I insert media, rather it let's me decide... Good, I don't think every user of an OS would want it to do exactly the same thing in every situation.

Reading the second link now, looks like some good points.
i concur i love Windows!
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30 Oct 2009   #10
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote:
They obviously havent used iTunes! LMAO!
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