I said that's what computing is coming to. I didn't say that's where it's at. You can't sue someone for making a computer that only works with windows. Proof of this is the Winmodem. You know those modems that only work with Windows. So if you own one your locked down into using windows, or your out luck until someone hacks together a linux driver for it. Hey why were winmodems invented anyway, you don't think something fishy was going on here do you? You don't think they were trying to lock people down into using something they didn't want to do you? Besides they're not making computers that only work with Windows. Microsoft is trying to make a computer that will run other operating systems but if you do you'll lose all your features. If their DRM shit becomes main stream like they hope, Your PC will have to be equiped with it to use all the DRM features. If you don't have a MS-PC you won't be able to read DRM protection office documents, you won't be able to get DRM protected email from people. You won't be able to listen to DRM protected music, and you won't be able to install DRM protected software, even if you own it. And once there's a DRM solution for software that will stop illegal copying do you really think anybody would make software for another system. No they'll all want their product protected. So they can make money off it. So you'll have to have a MS-DRM equipped PC to install the software. So the only way you can fully support 100 percent of the content out there will be to own a windows PC and once they've taken that over the rest of the IT world is next. Unless of course you have an idea of how to read Microsoft DRM protected mail, and install Windows DRM protected software on linux. The best idea is to just stay away from it and let Microsoft know we don't want our PC's to be big giant incompatible Winmodems basically. But you can't buy it and support it and pretend like Microsoft won't try it. If there's money involved they'll try anything.
[edited by chsbiking on 19.09.2003 01:31]