Okay, so Espen Pettersen of Microsoft Norway is demonstrating Windows Vista for VG-TV. The broadband TV offer from Norway’s biggest newspaper. Nothing special about that, unless you find it pretty ironic that they demonstrate vista on a Mac…
I found the story about the hackers that tried to make an unlikely fronpage on MacWeek funny. Apple and Intel. Unix based operating system. Even the hackers didn’t dream of a situation where a new version of Windows would be demonstrated on a Mac by a Microsoft executive.
Link to video.
As you already know, I don’t like DRM. It seems like the next version of Windows will be full of it. Full of DRM and huge amounts of technology that is supposed to make it more “secure”. Or, to put it straight: limit you and what you can do with your computer. Cory Doctorow is a clever writer and again he has put some words on the situation:
Vista is a disaster. Microsoft is so desperate to get the entertainment industry locked into its platform that they’ll destroy themselves to get there. This is an operating system that, when idle, will have to check itself every 30 microseconds to make sure nothing is still happening, and no hackers are attacking it.
It acts like an unmedicated paranoid.
Well, time will show if this unmedicated paranoid will kill Microsoft like Sony’s content strategy nearly has killed them.