Friday, February 01, 2008
Stereotypes: Vista Box Needs Instructions to Open
There has to be a word for this. The packaging feels and functions like the underlying product.
I have Vista in boot camp on my macbook pro. What a resource hog! And what, exactly, does it do that's new?
It's shiny and uses previously unheard of amounts of memory. Both of these innovations are, of course, groundbreaking.
Plus, it reports back to the mother ship semi-continuously. As is appropriate and necessary, given that it's beta code.
By Georg Felis, at Fri Feb 01, 06:06:00 PM:
The primary reason for Vista's existence is to prevent "protected content" from being copied. To this end, it is filled with a myrid of encrypting routines even to the point of encrypting the data streams on the motherboard between non-secure chunks of hardware.
For the geeks out there, read the article by Peter Gutmann
It is a very good article on just why Vista is so pokey and buggy.