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Windows 7: Oh, the humanity: Windows 7's draconian DRM?

18 Feb 2009   #1

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Oh, the humanity: Windows 7's draconian DRM?

The popular technology website Slashdot plumbed new depths on Tuesday with a post about the terrible DRM situation in Windows 7. Proving that some sites will publish just about anything as long as it's anti-Microsoft, the post enumerated the DRM restrictions that Windows 7 apparently inflicts on the honest and upstanding computer user.

What was claimed? Well, some guy decided that he wanted to crack his (legally purchased, no doubt) copy of Photoshop on his Windows 7 install. Windows 7 then sprung into life to break his crack, defend Photoshop's virtue against his unwelcome advances, protect a load of random DLLs from deletion, and open up the firewall so that Adobe could see that he was up to no good. Yup yup. To add insult to injury, Windows 7 then crippled the dude's sound card. Or something.

Full Story: Oh, the humanity: Windows 7's draconian DRM? - Ars Technica

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2009   #2

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

Serves the idiot right.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2009   #3

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000

i would approach the article with caution...people file legal papers about that kind of thing now... if the originator knew how to install hacked software, he knew how to prevent the op system or other party software from accessing the net legitimately or not to prevent the go around checks.

while there are legitimate reasons for software accessing the internet on their own, they should only be permitted to do so with your express permission. way too much software especially from third party feel it is their inherant right granted because of installation.

i think it's a whine. legitimate software or not, i think the end result is the same.
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18 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

its just funny how he thinks that its Windows 7 fault...
its these people that i despise...
they break something and then they dont know how to fix it...
and then they say its the OS fault for something they broke...
and they publish it like on a well know site so people will start believing it...
its even funnier because most people have CS4 here running with no hassle at all (and running it legally i might add with no modifications....)
i think that like ittech that this is just a rant
remember slashdot is mostly made up out of linux users..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2009   #5

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

I agree with the last line.

'When it comes to bashing Microsoft, it seems that any old canard will do; facts are strictly optional.'
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2009   #6
black dog

7068 64 bit + XP Pro

An evil friend of mine is running Win7 with a cracked version of Photoshop CS3. He told me it was the only keygen Win 7 has let him run. The others are met with a message that he doesnt have permission to run it . He now runs them with XP and copies the serial numbers to use in 7.

Gawd i hate those kind of people . : )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64

Gawd i hate those kind of people . : )[/quote]

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

One word : FAIL.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2009   #9

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Serves the idiot right.

You dance with the devil and when the devil danced with you, you cry foul play :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2009   #10

7600 x86

meh, this is BS. the guy's AV probably just deleted the keygen he was using...
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