Dr. Peter Gutmann claims that MS Vista’s content protection scheme is the longest suicide note in history.
Perhaps an overstatement but Gutmann’s analysis of the OS digital rights management (DRM) does make a persuasive case that Vista is to Microsoft what the Edsel was to Ford…something no one wants…particularly with the draconian anti-piracy measures.
Lawsuits, hackers, and bad publicity will cause Microsoft to back down. Until then, I’ll enjoy my XP — or maybe jump to Linux.
Hat tip to Andrew Thomas at The Inquirer.