Summary: Pessimistic look at Microsoft’s latest iteration of Vista, known as “7″
THERE ARE SOME valuable news items today and they illustrate just how bad things will get for Vista 7 when it’s out there for Unwashed Masses©.
Charlie from the Inquirer says that with Vista 7 “you have no rights” and he thoroughly rips the operating system apart. [hat tip: Mad Hatter]
MICROSOFT IS DOING its level best to make Windows 7 seem more palatable than the Broken OS, but it is all just show. As usual, once you look beyond the hype and spin, you will see it is once again a cynical scam.
We have already covered the “hype and spin” Charlie is referring to. Those who say the truth by merely delivering scientific numbers get viciously attacked, whereas those who senselessly rave about the operating system often turn out to have been bribed by Microsoft. It’s the magic of aggressive, compulsive marketing. Many journalists who never even tried the software simply parrot what bribed reporters/bloggers wrote. Microsoft pays a lot of money to create the consensus that Vista 7 is to be loved by all. Those who dislike it are treated as insane and attacked personally. Vista 7 is the naked emperor, even in beta.
To further illustrate what Charlie says about users’ rights, how about this from the news?
Phony fixes will automatically install in test of Windows Update
Microsoft plans to test Windows 7′s update mechanism by feeding users of the just-issued Release Candidate as many as 10 fake updates in the coming week, the company said Friday.
As Groklaw puts it, “Whose computer is it, anyway? If they want to use my equipment to test their software, I think they might want to ask me and then pay me.”
Microsoft can use “security” as an excuse for these unnecessary mass-intrusions. There is probably justification for it given that Microsoft Office is suffering from two new vulnerabilities which will not be patched any time soon:
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint Notes Container Heap Overflow Vulnerability
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint OutlineTextRefAtom Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability