I was going to write about this, but in researching the subject I ran across Chris Mellor’s article in Techworld, which does an excellent job with less work for me:
PC users around the globe may find driver software is stopped from working by Vista if it detects unauthorised content access. Peter Guttman, a security engineering researcher at New Zealand’s university of Auckland, has written A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection. He reckons Vista is trying to achieve the impossible by protecting access to premium content. Users will find their PCs’ compromised by the persistent and continuous content access checks carried out by Vista.
Gutman thinks these checks and the associated increased in multimedia card hardware costs make Vista’s content protection specification ‘the longest suicide note in history…‘
[tags]Bill Webb, bill’s web, chris mellor, techworld, windows vista, OS-10, linux[/tags]