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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 | [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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Microsoft admits Vista failure [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-21 10:00
Through their actions with Dell, Microsoft is admitting that Vista is a failure, and trying to stave off a shift toward GNU/Linux.
Avoid the Vista badge, it means DRM inside [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-16 14:00
Microsoft likes to blame media providers for DRM, but they are clearly a driving force behind it.
Several agencies issue moratoriums on upgrades while OS undergoes testing [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-13 20:00
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Save Vista by making it free software [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-13 16:00
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The Vista Backups That You Can't Have [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-12 20:00
"Microsoft's decision to intentionally hide backups of user data is just plain wrong. If Vista keeps backups of user data, the user is entitled to see, ...
Gutmann Reloaded and My Vista HD Fiasco [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-12 20:00
A firsthand account of trying to deal with confusion, problems and arbitrary malfunctioning restrictions -- DRM.
Using Even New PCs is Ruined by a Tangle of Trial Sotfware, Ads [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-09 16:00
This is not a problem with free software systems. » Blog Archive » Survey: most people know about Vista but few intend to upgrade [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-06 12:00
The Wow isn't so much starting now.
Microsoft sued over Windows Vista marketing [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-04-03 19:00
Just because a piece of hardware has a "Windows Vista Capable" sticker on it, don't expect that it will be able to live up to Microsoft's marketing claims.