Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> High Plains Thumper on Tuesday
>> This concerns me:
>>| The technology will additionally prevent malicious software from being
>>| installed on computers without the user's consent.
>>| But the move has been criticized by some, who say companies could use
>>| the digital rights management to prevent users from installing programs
>>| they have not approved, such as peer-to-peer file sharing applications.
>> Perhaps it will prevent programs that Microsoft has not approved, such as
>> a Linux boot partition?
> Or Firefox. Now look at how ironic this is. Microsoft is shoving Internet
> Explorer 7 into all the users' computers. Users need to download special
> software merely to /prevent/ Microsoft software from being installed as
> part of that future system update.
> Sometimes, you wonder if Microsoft can become more malicious. But always,
> they manage to surprise you.
It is kind of sad, really.