[Beowulf] Sidebar: Vista Rant

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 09:01:58 PDT 2007


The critique with the line "The Vista Content Protection specification could
very well constitute the longest suicide note in history" [Gutman,  "A Cost
Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection"] is at
http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.html
Peter


On 7/19/07, Jim Lux <James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
>
> At 04:20 AM 7/19/2007, andrew holway wrote:
>
>
> http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2007/01/20/windows-vista-content-protection-twenty-questions-and-answers.aspx
>
> the other foot
>
>
>
> Note well the following phrases:
> "...scenario for consumers who are looking to enjoy great next generation
> content experiences on their PCs "
> "In this way, the [Vista] PC functions the same as any other consumer
> electronics device."
>
>
> That's it.. a Vista PC is a TV/DVD player that can also run office
> applications.
>
> (I do find humorous all the references to viewing medical imagery
> simultaneously with watching protected HD-DVD content.  Yeah, that's what
> *I* want the radiologist  on call doing.. watching a movie while he/she
> studies my CAT scan.)
>
>
>
> On 19/07/07, Tim Cutts <tjrc at sanger.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> James Lux, P.E.
> Spacecraft Radio Frequency Subsystems Group
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> 4800 Oak Grove Drive
> Pasadena CA 91109
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> fax: (818)393-6875
>
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