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Jammrock
24th August 2006, 14:07
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=3922

Microsoft has announced that they have, not surprisingly, bent to movie studio pressure and denied people the use of playing back high definition content of Vista 32-bit and on 32-bit processors. Which means MS will require everyone wanting to play Blur-ray, HD-DVD, or ANY HD content (not 100% sure about the last part, they weren't specific if it was HD/BR specific or HD across the board) on their computer they must have:

-Vista 64
-64-bit processor
-ALL drivers must be WHQL certified

Joy of joys. As one person said in response to this announcement, it seems like the big companies want us to "Buy buy buy.. get less less less."

Jammrock

Elie
24th August 2006, 14:15
Yeah, Vista is so bloated, I'll be surprised if anything will run properly especially in 32bits.

In a way I don't agree with the person saying they want us to buy buy buy... because if a person decides to upgrade, it's not because he or she is forced to, Windows XP will do just fine for a long time, but because that person wants to stay current and if the workstation supports 64bit, you would only have to buy one OS and it might as well be 64bit.

I see the future going 64 bit anyways, the days of 32bit OS's "should" start to diminish at least I hope it will, providing developers write drivers to support all the hardware.

Anyway, back to Microsoft, it's wrong to dictate what users should buy!!!!!!!!!!!

ND66
24th August 2006, 14:55
This wouldn’t be a cover up for the HD system wide content protection scheme called PVP-OPM which is not yet supported by most of the existing monitors and graphic cards? :confused:


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Taz
24th August 2006, 14:56
...it's not because he or she is forced to

Maybe not at the moment but MS will most certainly stop newer software running on XP much like they've started to do with Windows 2000.

Nowhere
24th August 2006, 14:57
And MPAA will wonder why people download HD videos via p2p...

rylan
24th August 2006, 17:46
MS and the MPAA can both suck my d*ck

High_Jumbllama
24th August 2006, 17:49
Maybe not at the moment but MS will most certainly stop newer software running on XP much like they've started to do with Windows 2000.

How do they stop newer software from running? Curious.

Jammrock
24th August 2006, 22:09
How do they stop newer software from running? Curious.
1) Stop supporting the OS. Most businesses will not run an OS, save for a few rare apps on a few systems that won't run in the new version, that is not supported by MS. We moved from NT4 to 2k ONLY after MS announced support for NT4 would end. This also means software devs will stop making software for said OS.

2) Require software with "Windows-compatible" logo to do an OS check and say "this version of windows is unsupported."

3) Give developers cool new features that make their life easier, but make them ONLY available for the updated OS.

4) Add software, via "critical update" to the unsupported list in the OS (yes, Windows has one of these).

Elie
24th August 2006, 22:45
This is the natural course of evolution guys!

if todays software was able to run on Windows 3.1 or OS/2 no one would've upgraded and we'd be living in the dark ages.

So I'm not complaining about new and improved software and OS's, I'm complaining about the manopoly mentality that Microsoft is showing as of late! Thinking they can control everything is utterly wrong and should be punished for it.

TransformX
24th August 2006, 23:15
I'm not complaining about new and improved software and OS's
New - yes, Improved - not always... :devious:

Victorian
25th August 2006, 01:53
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=3922

Microsoft has announced that they have, not surprisingly, bent to movie studio pressure and denied people the use of playing back high definition content of Vista 32-bit and on 32-bit processors. Which means MS will require everyone wanting to play Blur-ray, HD-DVD, or ANY HD content (not 100% sure about the last part, they weren't specific if it was HD/BR specific or HD across the board) on their computer they must have:

-Vista 64
-64-bit processor
-ALL drivers must be WHQL certified

Joy of joys. As one person said in response to this announcement, it seems like the big companies want us to "Buy buy buy.. get less less less."

Jammrock


Nope. Apparently not true.


http://news.com.com/2061-10794_3-6109427.html

Jammrock
25th August 2006, 06:43
Nope. Apparently not true.


http://news.com.com/2061-10794_3-6109427.html
MS hadn't released that tid-bit until after I posted the story. Good news though :)

Fluff
25th August 2006, 07:41
PVP-OPM

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/stream/output_protect.mspx

Nice. :@

Looks like I'm sticking with XP as it has served me well. Plus Matrox doesen't have a DX10 part.