Why you shouldn't use Windows Vista
Windows Vista is microsoft's proprietary software that locks users from having control over their own comuter.
- It is incapable of allowing you to access your hardware, such as certain types of video cards, without restriction
- And it is incapable of allowing you to control the third-party applications, data, and other files you download onto your machine.
- If you "upgrade" from Windows Vista to SP1, many of your third-party programs will just stop working
- Microsoft claims absolute ownership over their software, and your hardware
- Security holes and other problems
"Digital Restrictions Management", aka digital handcuffs:
It does not allow you control over your multimedia: Microsoft is blocking users from recording specific shows (Don't give Microsoft the remote control)
A Microsoft spokesperson told CNET News:
...Windows Media Center fully adheres to the flags used by broadcasters and content owners to determine how their content is distributed and consumed.
Microsoft is being sued for putting stickers all over machines claiming that Vista could run on them, when in fact, it cannot.
When you install Vista, Microsoft claims that you consent to being spied upon, through the "Windows Genuine Advantage" system. This system tries to identify instances of copying that Microsoft thinks are illegitimate. This system includes a "kill switch" which allows Microsoft to remotely deactivate your copy of Vista. This deactivation, whether deliberate or by accident -- as has been the case in some 500,000 cases already according to a study last year -- locks you out of your computer, and forces you to contact Microsoft to get access to your files.