Comments on: Why I Don't Run Windows, 8 https://pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:04:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: Scrote https://pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/#comment-100471 Wed, 14 May 2008 01:53:07 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/#comment-100471 DRM is over ! Its had its day and at last we can all be safe in the knowledge that the biggest thieves are not the pirates but those who wanted to enforce DRM over and above the wishes and rights of the artists and their fans. It would always be the case that the simplest form of sale always wins and each new technology eventually finds its simplest solution to the problem of distribution and sales. DRM = Dinosaurs Rights Management

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By: Luke Maciak https://pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/#comment-89029 Thu, 17 Jan 2008 19:53:41 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/#comment-89029 I always said that second you put DRM on your product, you make it less valuable than a "pirate" copy for the genuine customer.

One of the main reasons why people buy legit movies is the quality and convenience. You get a product that is guaranteed to work, and is superior quality...

Most DRM is flaky though and it often makes the product unusable for the customer. Furthermore, there is currently no DRM on the market that would be effective (ie. there is a torrent out there for every movie, song and piece of software ever released). So they are really drastically lowering the product quality for mere "appearance" of security.

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/#comment-87870 Fri, 04 Jan 2008 16:13:44 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/#comment-87870 @Chris Peplin- And a reason not to use Netflix. 🙂

@troll- While your argument is sound, this is an argument against DRM, read this article, then get back to me.

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By: troll https://pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/#comment-87869 Fri, 04 Jan 2008 16:06:07 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/#comment-87869 This problem is not Windows platform specific at all. DRM can/could exist just the same for Linux as well. This is a problem in the concept of DRM itself, which I have to agree sucks. Even on Windows you can choose to use free media formats that do not contain DRM, just like on Linux as well. You can also install the same open source media players that go past slight bumps with no problems at all.

In such this argument against Windows as a platform is invalid. It is just an argument against DRM really.

(Oh yeah, it is entirely different issue how come Windows users often sheepishly fall for every nasty scheme someone pulls on them. But that's what you get for being the dominant platform that the average and even below average users get funneled into using with no real training or knowledge of what they are doing. Sometimes the usability of Windows platform and how it directs its own evolution and how it limits its own capabilities is plain silly. Microsoft however would be sued very fast for fixing some of those problems, the business world isn't really catered on good software and doesn't reward good deeds. But again these were not your points again and do not make your fud blog posting any more relevant.)

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By: Chris Peplin https://pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/#comment-87868 Fri, 04 Jan 2008 15:54:39 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2008/01/04/why-i-dont-run-windows-8/#comment-87868 Unfortunately, you can't use the Netflix streaming service at all without Windows, compatible DRM schema or not. It's one of the few remaining reasons why I still dual boot.

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