What You Need To Know About Windows Vista . . .

Posted on Monday, January 29 at 10:36 by drcaleb
The net effect of these concerns may constitute the real Vista revolution as they point to an unprecedented loss of consumer control over their own personal computers. In the name of shielding consumers from computer viruses and protecting copyright owners from potential infringement, Vista seemingly wrestles control of the "user experience" from the user. Vista's legal fine print includes extensive provisions granting Microsoft the right to regularly check the legitimacy of the software and holds the prospect of deleting certain programs without the user's knowledge. During the installation process, users "activate" Vista by associating it with a particular computer or device and transmitting certain hardware information directly to Microsoft. http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/175801 [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on January 31, 2007]

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