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» Before you go Vista: Advice from nine experts | All about Microsoft | [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 17:00
Tech experts detailing the various pains involved with installing Vista. These are all a function of being dependent on a proprietary vendor. Dual boot ... | Microsoft catches up with Vista... but will it sell? [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 14:00
This article talks about open source, but the concerns apply to free software as well. We'll be in good company rejecting Vista -- sounds like 90% of users are ...
Alex Ionescu’s Blog » Update on Driver Signing Bypass [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 14:00
"It’s quite ironic — Microsoft claims driver signing is to fight malware and increase system stability, so if I get sued under DMCA, wouldn’t that be an ...
PC World - Wait! Don't Buy Microsoft Windows Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 13:00
Proprietary software denies you the freedom to write your own code to make your existing applications work. Instead you have to wait on a single company with ...
Microsoft threatens licence dodgers News - PC Advisor [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 13:00
Why would you put your company through this when you could just use free software?
Vista to give HD Photo format more exposure | Tech News on ZDNet [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 13:00
Microsoft wants to replace the JPEG standard with their own proprietary version, beginning with Vista. Using Vista contributes to their campaign to destroy ...
Georg Greve on Vista and Microsoft's effort to control standards [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 13:00
"Seeing the internet replaced by a single-vendor controlled proprietary network would indeed be painful -- and that 'Ow' starts with Vista."
Raining on Microsoft's parade | Newsmakers | CNET [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 13:00
"And last month, we supplemented that information with concerns we had for .Net 3.0 (software designed to allow Vista applications to run on XP and ...
Windows Vista will perpetuate practices found illegal in the EU [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 13:00
Microsoft Corp.'s new Vista operating system coming out next week will perpetuate practices found illegal in the European Union nearly three years ago.
The Seattle Times: Tech Tracks (Crashed Windows billboard) [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 13:00
Crashed Windows-driven billboard in Times Square shortly before the Vista launch.
Seth's Blog: Wow! [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-31 13:00
They sure don't look "wowed".
Greens: Vista means more dead PCs - ZDNet UK [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-30 21:00
"The Green Party has claimed that Microsoft's latest operating system, Vista, could lead to a mass upgrade of PCs that will result in old machines being dumped ...
DailyTech - No More Clean Installs Using Upgrade Discs With Windows Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-30 18:00
This is what happens when you are dependent on a proprietary vendor rather than having access yourself to the source an development community -- they can ...
Coyote Blog: The Next Milestone In Killing Fair Use [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-30 18:00
Microsoft may have left out nearly every product enhancement they originally promised for Vista, particularly the revamped file system, and tried to hide the ...
"All this adds up to make using Vista, look much more like a Faustian bargain, giving in your freedom and rights to Microsoft for "premium content" that you ...
DRM, Vista and your rights [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-26 20:00
"In the US, France and a few other countries it is already forbidden to play legally purchased music or videos using GNU/Linux media players. Sounds like ...
Vista launch will boost desktop [GNU/]Linux: ZDNet Australia: News: Software [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-26 19:00
"It's just as much disruption, or as little disruption, to move to a version of [GNU/]Linux … So what we will probably see is that a lot of companies now are ...
10 reasons not to get Vista | APC Magazine [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-22 19:00
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Vista and More: Piecing Together Microsoft's DRM Puzzle [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-22 19:00
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Computerworld - Vista's UAC security is hopeless, says Symantec [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-19 17:00
"A key security feature of Windows Vista, User Account Control (UAC) is still nearly unusable, Symantec has said."
Computerworld - Windows Vista "over-hyped": Torvalds [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-19 17:00
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BBC NEWS | Technology | User pain may mean Windows cracks [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-19 17:00
"With Vista Microsoft is taking much greater control over key aspects of the way users' computers run - especially when it comes to security. This will ...
Vista at the tipping point | Tech News on ZDNet [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-19 17:00
"Why is Vista such a catastrophe and how does this affect the Open Source/Free Software community? Part of the problem, I think, is that Vista essentially does ...
Microsoft | Peaks, valleys and vistas | [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-19 17:00
Unfortunately this article mistakenly calls free software open source and calls the operating system Linux instead of GNU/Linux, but it makes some good points ...
Security Now! Transcript of Episode #74 [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-13 16:00
An interview with Peter Gutmann about Windows Vista DRM.
Microsoft Giveth and Microsoft Taketh Away [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-12 21:00
"It's not really clear what "another device" is here. But the consensus seems to be that if you swap motherboards more than once, then you get to plunk down ...
» Long list of Vista bugs that will keep me off Vista | George Ou | [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-11 20:00
" I guess this means Media Center is crippled to the point of being useless until I can find a hack to play ripped DVDs. I own the DVDs, I just don't want to ...
Government agency tells schools to shun Vista - ZDNet UK [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-11 16:00
"In a surprise criticism of Microsoft, the government's schools computer agency has warned that deploying Vista carries too much risk and that its benefits are ...
New Egg poll: I won't upgrade to Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-11 16:00
Already 40% of people are saying that they won't switch to Vista.
Becta report slams Microsoft academic licensing, dismisses Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2007-01-11 02:00
"Microsoft's licensing arrangements in the education sector pose 'significant potential for institutions to find themselves locked in to Microsoft'... and ...