Originally Posted by danewfie
Cool Matty has the right idea.
Most people are over exagerating this problem.
Think of it like graphics cards. Compare the 8800 GT and 8800GTS exact same thing but with some minor differences. the gt has as may sop's as the gts but the gt has them disabled for reasons known to nvidia. if u wanted to go and change the bios to unlock some features of that card, go right ahead. but nvidia will not support it.
basically what Dan did with creative products is the same thing. He wrote code that enabled features that creative did not want enabled.
creative in every right can tell him to stop.
Creative has those features listed on the box, and they are disabled. That is false advertisement.
They can tell him to stop, but they have to release their own drivers that unlock the features that they promised on the box and in the manual.
It has been a year (give or take) since vista came and those features are still disabled, its illegal for them to advertise things on the box and in the manual and not actually have them in vista. Espically when theres a Vista Ready Sticker right on the box as well.