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Vista Upgrade Layer

Britain's Green Party weigh in on the environmental costs of Windows Vista:
"There will be thousands of tonnes of dumped monitors, video cards and whole computers that are perfectly capable of running Vista - except for the fact they lack the paranoid lock down mechanisms Vista forces you to use. That's an offensive cost to the environment.
"Future archaeologists will be able to identify a 'Vista Upgrade Layer' when they go through our landfill sites."

There are 2 comments on "Vista Upgrade Layer":

Posted by: Ben Fri Feb 9 08:04:57 2007

What 'paranoid lock-down mechanisms' are required other than a purchased licensing key? Sounds like the typical uninformed greenie BS.

Posted by: acb Fri Feb 9 16:53:04 2007

I direct you to:

This details the copy-denial mechanisms and the costs they will impose on consumers and hardware manufacturers and their probable effects on reliability and performance.