Vista content protection costs

Peter Gutmann wrote a very long article concerning the impact of the Windows Vista “content protection” specifications. I spent the previous hour reading this article and comprehending its implications. Somehow I had hoped that MSFT had changed. Become more open. But little of that hope is left.

A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection – Peter Gutmann

If Vista turns out to be as limiting – “costly” – for the PC user as stated, then maybe this pain will lead to more users switching to alternative OS’s. It might also drive users to alternative methods of acquiring entertainment, when their legal “premium content” doesn’t show properly or requires expensive hardware.

First found via Reddit, decided it was too long. Refound tonight via Karel Donk.


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