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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: New Distro!! Windows Hasta La Vista Reply with quote

Announcement at Distrowatch:

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=review-winvista
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe im poiting out the obvious but I think hes making a joke Wink

I was actually hoping to read a independant review of Vista there
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello wrote:
Maybe im poiting out the obvious but I think hes making a joke Wink

I was actually hoping to read a independant review of Vista there
Did you happen to look at the date of both the article and the posting? Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to sound like a panicing idiot, but is anything that article said about Vista true? A backdoor for governments, FBI, etc to be able to access your file system? Alerting the RIAA if you download an mp3 illegally?

I read an article on TCPA perhaps a year ago, and it mentioned about things like this. I hate the idea of friends who "absolutely must" use Windows, to end up being the victims of having their pc probed for anything "illegal".
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the backdoor is true however the mp3 one cant be because how will they know weather it was a legally aquired mp3 although with the drm stuff that may be true.

Although I think the thing about them raiding their Linux meeting and him being banned from using Linux is untrue.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello wrote:


Although I think the thing about them raiding their Linux meeting and him being banned from using Linux is untrue.


I gather that bit, otherwise LUG's across the country would by now be organising meet-up's in each others prison cells.

About the mp3's - doesnt WMP give you the option to digitally sign your music, so only your pc can play the file? Id imagine something along those lines, so you can only download from certain sites, otherwise the digital signature is detected by Vista, and along come the alarm bells.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vista looks rubbish - I'm sticking with Windows Really Good Edition

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello wrote:
Although I think the thing about them raiding their Linux meeting and him being banned from using Linux is untrue.


No, that's true. I know because I heard it from a man I met in a pub, whose girlfriend's cousin had heard it from a friend who had been told it by a bum who used to panhandle somewhere in the whereabouts of the Dept of Homeland Security.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello wrote:
I think the backdoor is true however the mp3 one cant be because how will they know weather it was a legally aquired mp3 although with the drm stuff that may be true.

Although I think the thing about them raiding their Linux meeting and him being banned from using Linux is untrue.


What, their going to allow remote logins from FBI agents or is this just another wind up. If they are that will mean a whole amount of unpluggin of ethernet cables it would be unreal.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mugstar wrote:
Vista looks rubbish - I'm sticking with Windows Really Good Edition

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Seen it before. Brilliant!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really though its just a XP clone, damned RG edition stealing Mr Gates ideas. He came up with the inexplicable crash first, this RG edition lot are just good followers.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the shutdown option Very Happy I remember Win 98 getting like that.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely though the best version of Windows wouldn't even boot to begin with saving us all the effort.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No the best version would have an install disk, that when booted from would explain to you all the problems you will encounter, and then point you towards another vendor. It would also make it clear that you are entitled to a refund of your non-volutary contribution Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or it could hack itself and replace the junk code with actual useful code. It would take several hours and involve a curses based installer and would leave a strange quirk where partitions are now named something like hda2 rather than random and useless names like C/D etc.
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