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http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut00...vista_cost.txt

It is indirectly hostile to people with the good audio setups, good video setups in the back. This article has been popping up in several sites.

(Let us pray for the federal foot to come down upon Microsoft like in the 90's.)
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Yet another reason why I won't be buying Vista until I absolutely have to. Not to mention the fact that Vista is going to limit the number of hard-drives that the key can used with. From what I read in Maximum PC (I'd quote it but I'm on my little sis's laptop) PC upgraders are screwed if they want to transfer that copy of Vista to their new HDD or reinstall it with that new motherboard. That is absurd! :-\\
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This was obious.
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
Yet another reason why I won't be buying Vista until I absolutely have to. Not to mention the fact that Vista is going to limit the number of hard-drives that the key can used with. From what I read in Maximum PC (I'd quote it but I'm on my little sis's laptop) PC upgraders are screwed if they want to transfer that copy of Vista to their new HDD or reinstall it with that new motherboard. That is absurd! :-\\
what? i heard that they had removed the transfer limit...

so i think you can install it as many times/computers as long as the other computers with it arn't online. i think
    
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wow that was a great read nice find. rep+
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The high-end graphics and audio market are dominated entirely by gamers, who
will do anything to gain the tiniest bit of extra performance, like buying
Bigfoot Networks' $250 "Killer NIC" ethernet card in the hope that it'll help
reduce their network latency by a few milliseconds. These are people buying
$500-$1000 graphics and sound cards for which one single sale brings the
device vendors more than the few cents they get from the video/audio portion
of an entire roomful of integrated-graphics-and-sound PCs. I wonder how this
market segment will react to knowing that their top-of-the-line hardware is
being hamstrung by all of the content-protection "features" that Vista hogties
it with?
Well, I'm not happy. Lol. At least it seems ATI gets it, there are numerous quotes from ATI voicing their concern that all these stupid things Microsoft is making hardware vendors do is only making drivers more complicated, increasing CPU overhead (when MS claims Vista was going to reduce it) and most importantly making everything more expensive.

The worst part I think is that Vista encodes and decodes every frame of video sent to the pagefile, slowing down playback, but not more important things like credit card numbers or your PIN (Personal Identification Number) that may be stored on your computer I'd much rather have a hacker access frames of what I'm watching than my credit info, wouldn't you?
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The HFS process has another cost involved with it. Most hardware vendors have (thankfully) moved to unified driver models instead of the plethora of individual drivers that abounded some years ago. Since HFS requires unique identification and handling of not just each device type (for example each graphics chip) but each variant of each device type (for example each stepping of each graphics chip) to handle the situation where a problem is found with one variation of a device, it's no longer possible to create one-size-fits-all drivers for an entire range of devices like the current Catalyst/Detonator/ForceWare drivers. Every little variation of every device
type out there must now be individually accommodated in custom code in order for the HFS process to be fully effective.
I wonder if this is why nVidia hasn't released 8800 drivers for Vista yet...
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I wonder if this is why nVidia hasn't released 8800 drivers for Vista yet...
Exactly what i was thinking when i was reading the article
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I like my XP Pro I got years ago.

I made my own quote: "Vista was a barrel of honey into which Mr. DRM took a little ****, and now, its like they say:a barrel of honey and some **** equals a barrel of ****."

--based on a Russian proverb
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Originally Posted by postaldudeleo View Post
I like my XP Pro I got years ago.

I made my own quote: "Vista was a barrel of honey into which Mr. DRM took a little ****, and now, its like they say:a barrel of honey and some **** equals a barrel of ****."

--based on a Russian proverb
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