[linux-audio-dev] an relevant link about Vista

Lars Luthman lars.luthman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 10:19:20 EST 2007


On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 09:34 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 15 January 2007 09:20, Dave Phillips wrote:
> Greetings:
> This link may have been posted here before now, but it bears repetition:
>     http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.txt
> Nasty stuff planned in Redmond.

Encryption of bus traffic? Turning audio and video inputs on and off
automatically depending on what's currently playing? Encryption of RAM
pages containing audio or video before swapping them to disk? Deliberate
degradation of _all_ audio and video on high quality output devices?

This is evil, but it's evil in a stupid way. How could anyone who is
even a tiny little bit interested in getting good performance for a
reasonable price ever consider buying a system like that? It's as if
McDonald's would announce that the new and improved Big Mac comes with
shards of broken glass inside.


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