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?


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 01, 01:51:00 PM:

It's shiny and uses previously unheard of amounts of memory. Both of these innovations are, of course, groundbreaking.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 01, 05:51:00 PM:

Plus, it reports back to the mother ship semi-continuously. As is appropriate and necessary, given that it's beta code.  

By Blogger 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.  

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