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I’ll have to look into this but I have other sources confirming it as well. I will update later.

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Michael Robertson, CEO of Linspire, writes against Longhorn in his blog called Michael's Minutes, "Like the Xbox, Longhorn will limit what software you can load. In the guise of "security", Microsoft is trying to dramatically change the way PCs work. Instead of the owner deciding what software they want to install and run, Microsoft is seizing that power from them. Under the smokescreen of security, they are pronouncing that it is good for Microsoft to decide what software you can use." gdogg then raises the question: Will you upgrade to longhorn, if it may mean your favorite piece of free open source software won't install cause Microsoft decides it's not safe?

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bluddy hell! i don't know how to use linux but if that will happen i will deffently change! i will do what i want on my windows.
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seriosly thou.. i will never change to longhorn if they ever do that. I think i am intitled to do what ever i want on my pc as long it is legal.
 

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LOL. Just wait until it comes out and see what happens. Don't base your opinion on what "Michael Robertson" has to say. :p
 

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My pc can't even handle win XP so I guess I don't have to bother with longhorn :p

And I don't think we're gonna upgrade the family pc since XP works just fine for my parents and my brother, and I'm getting used to it... kinda (I prefer win98 to be honest)
Also I know for sure my father ain't gonna pay €100,- just for something he needs to get used to again, which will take about a year :p
 

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I have to admit this "security feature" will come in handy for all those non-computer users who keep on infecting their computers with viruses and spyware.

No longer would they foolishly run unknown programs anymore.
 

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fearmonger hate talk, trying to preach his own bloody company.
 

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Linspire is a build of linux that is designed to run windows prigrams, that guy is just trying to get people to buy his stuff
 

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Somehow, I have a feeling that when it's time for me to migrate to a new OS from XP, linux will be the only way to go. Regarding what happens with Longhorn, I'm not worried either way. If Longhorn really is as DRM infested as people claim it'll be, nobody well informed would be caught dead using it. The people who want to retain the freedoms they currently have on a computer will always find a way. As for the rest of the people who just use their computer for e-mail and web browsing, this probobly won't effect them anyway. Except of course for all the ways software makers figure out to gouge them once they have full control of their computers.
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And I don't think we're gonna upgrade the family pc since XP works just fine for my parents and my brother, and I'm getting used to it... kinda (I prefer win98 to be honest)
Windows 98 is a POS, end of story. If my choice was between Windows 98 and linux, I would've converted ages ago. Windows XP is a different story though. It's actually an extremely good OS, if you know how to configure it properly. By keeping my XP installation well mantained I have achieved a smooth running, crash-free OS, that has been going strong with no reinstalls for over 2 years now, and is currently showing no signs of breaking down. Back when I was running 98 the stability was so bad, I was lucky to go for a whole day without a restart. The last time I restarted XP was over a week ago, and that was just because I was doing a software update. My record without restarting is about 2 months. Why in God's name do you think 98 is better?
 

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Windows 98 is a POS, end of story.
Ya... the 9x line windows are always crashing. I think it's programmed to crash at least once a day :lol:
And XP works great with nlite :D
 

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Well, I'll wait and see, before believing in any of these claims. If Longhorn sucks as much as people say, well, it'll be time to use Linux (maybe with a dual boot on XP).

I know that M$ is greedy, so I won't dismiss these claims so easily, though I won't believe in them, either.
 

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It'll probably be similar to the administrator vs. limited account thing on XP. The limited account won't let you install software that isn't completely safe or something.
 

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Maybe it's just something similar to the Active X control and the Downloaded files warning... but in Longhorn Windows just won't stop popping up popups :lol:
 

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Why do you guys not believe this??? I know you've all heard of Palladium, so what he says isn't really a surprise, nor would I think it was unfounded. I just didn't think that Palladium was going to be started with Longhorn....
 

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*Cue O Fortuna*

Bill Gates: The world will be mine to command... to control!!!!!!



My opinion? Why worry till it happens. Not like we're gonna do anything about it till then.
 
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