“MS gets a lot of inappropriate criticism, but if they implement this, they only friends they’ll have are their own employees and the drug addicted movie and music industry.

Palladium will bring the PC revolution to a screeching, crashing halt. Palladium has to be the stupidest, most boneheaded idea ever invisioned by the mind of Man. MS must have some sort of suicide wish!”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

My main concern is that people are going to bitch and complain all the way to the store and fork over money for a new OS anyway. I think it’s sad that people think they have a “choice” too. I mean, sure, I could switch to FreeBSD, Linux, but what would that do? It would mean that I couldn’t take an OpenOffice document to Kinko’s to be printed. I couldn’t take a picture to the photolab on a CD to work on it. Sure, I could surf the web, write email and edit pictures, but the interoperability isn’t there. Microsoft knows this. I know they do. They have everyone over a barrel with their pants down. The abuse is coming, it’s just a matter of time. And what’s with this bullshit of them changing the Win2k EULA? I installed that operating system 2 years ago. At the time my EULA didn’t mention anything about MS installing anything without my permission. Now, SP3 SPECIFICALLY states that you give up that right and let them have their way with your system. I didn’t agree to that 2 years ago. So, screw SP3, screw SP2 for XP. I’ve never had security issues that my router and firewall couldn’t handle. They can keep their “security patches” if they only ones it give “security” to them.

/end rant.