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Copyright Insanity ~ Chris Pirillo [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-20 15:00
Copyright enforcement gone awry, as it always does, creating unanticipated obstructions to expected uses.
Neowin.net - Vista attacked by 13-year-old virus [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-18 18:00
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Microsoft Downplays Stealth Update Concerns [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-17 16:00
In an effort to downplay the concerns, Microsoft says that the practice has been going on for a long time -- all the more reason to purge Windows.
Neowin.net - Microsoft pushes WLMessenger 8.1 upgrade: security reasons [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-14 14:00
Microsoft forces you to install new software. What they consider security isn't necessarily security for you.
Microsoft updates Windows without users' consent - WindowsSecrets.com [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-14 14:00
More information about the stealth involuntary updates pushed through by Microsoft.
» Confirmation of stealth Windows Update | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-14 14:00
Users say they don't want updates automatically installed, but Microsoft does it anyway.
heise Security - News - Microsoft secretly installs updates [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-14 13:00
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New Zealand PC World Magazine > Microsoft stealth updates confirmed by many [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-01-10 17:00
Here are some examples of Microsoft changing the software on your computer without your consent.
New Zealand PC World Magazine > Microsoft stealth updates confirmed by many [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-14 13:00
Here are some examples of Microsoft changing the software on your computer without your consent.
Windows Genuine Advantage suffers worldwide outage, problems galore (updated) [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-04 19:00
When your computer is subject to control by others, this is the sort of thing that happens.
Microsoft Watch - Vista - Microsoft Software: Rent Me [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-04 19:00
Microsoft profits from the complex restrictions it places on user freedoms, constantly adjusting the terms to get the most out of the dependent relationship. ...
User Friendly on Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-09-04 19:00
User Friendly takes a comical look at the way Windows Genuine Advantage can go haywire and restrict helpless users.
WGA failure highlights major flaw in Microsoft's anti-piracy strategy [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-08-30 15:00
We don't agree with the conclusion of this article, that Microsoft needs a "better" strategy to stop people from sharing software, but we do agree ...
PC World - WGA Meltdown Casts Doubt on Microsoft Reliability [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-08-30 13:00
This is a perfect example of how Microsoft turns your computer against you -- it reports to them, not you, when you are using proprietary software. In an ...
» Microsoft responds to Vista network performance issue | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-08-30 13:00
This is an example of what happens when software is proprietary -- you can't see the source code (or pay a technician to check it out for you) so the whole ...
Businesses having second thoughts about Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-08-22 15:00
Business are rejecting Vista -- the next step is to get them off their current version of Windows and onto GNU/Linux.
Passing the Torch [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-08-22 14:00
This is a good example of the kind of frustration people feel when they don't have the freedom to inspect and control their own systems -- everything is ...
Businesses having second thoughts about Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-08-22 14:16
Business are rejecting Vista -- the next step is to get them off their current version of Windows and onto GNU/Linux.
PC World - Vista Prevents Users Playing High-Def Content [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-08-13 18:00
This shows once again that "content protection" is a misnomer. These "features" lock users out of their own systems.
Microsoft becoming 'software police,' say users [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-08-13 16:50
The application discussed is not actually "free", but the point here is that Microsoft uses the security system to prevent the user from ...
Broken Windows and the Ghost of Keynes [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-08-10 19:00
This rebuts the argument that Microsoft Windows Vista is good for the economy.
Analysis: DRM may be why Microsoft flip-flopped on Vista virtualization [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-07-03 20:00
Microsoft's commitment to DRM means they have to legally restrict many desirable features.
Forget about the WGA! 20+ Windows Vista Features and Services Harvest User Data for Microsoft - From your machine! - Softpedia [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-07-02 13:00
"In fact, in excess of 20 Windows Vista features and services are hard at work collecting and transmitting your personal data to the Redmond company. ...
iTWire - Vista: They took five years for this? [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-06-25 12:00
This article should refer to the OS as GNU/Linux, but does make some good points about the licensing and DRM problems with Vista. Note that the author was ...
PC World - Windows Vista Not Playing Well with IPv6 [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-06-22 19:00
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EFF: Windows Media Center DRM - Now With More Bugs! [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-05-25 12:00
Microsoft took the liberty (taking your liberty in the process) of "updating" WMC to include more DRM. How many people actually realized that this is ...
Groklaw - Burning Issues With Vista, by Richard Rasker [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-05-07 19:00
"The only true reason I can think of for pushing LFS is that Microsoft attempts to lock its users once more into its products. Innocent users who use ...
Microsoft's New Validation Policy [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-05-03 14:00
This article says that Microsoft will be polling your configuration monthly to make sure that you are using a licensed copy of Vista. Of course we wonder what ...
Vista – End of the Dream? | Reg Developer [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-30 19:00
Not sure about the comments regarding Chandler, but the take on Vista in the second half of the article is insightful.
Slashdot | Is Windows Vista in Trouble? [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-23 19:00
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