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I'm So Excited by M$ Vista. Not!

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Like, wow, Microsoft's Vista, the former Longhorn, is now only more than a year away.

With this latest beta, we're finally going to see lots of really new, cool features.

For example, it's going to have speech recognition! How cool is that!?

Since IBM's OS/2 Warp introduced that feature to operating systems in 1996, we haven't had more than half-a-dozen new operating systems with voice recognition built in.

Better still, it's going to include a new DRM (digital rights management system) -Microsoft's RMS (Rights Management Services) client. That way I know when I buy music or videos off the Web, I know Microsoft will make sure that I can't illegally back it up or put it on an iPod or anything else like that. It's so nice of them to make sure I can only use the files that I bought on real Vista systems.

There's also this spiffy driver protection plan. With it, I know that any equipment I buy has to come from a vendor who has made a deal with Microsoft. I certainly wouldn't want to buy a network or graphics card from someone who doesn't have a contract with Microsoft.

Full Article.

eWeek Coverage

Vista Screenshots

Extremetech has some screenshots if anyone's interested.

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You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Serious Vista Review

Here's a detailed Review as well.

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You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

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