it stands to lose “trillions of won” from the leak.
Did they hire an ex record company exec?
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But they just have to add more stuff to list on the box to sell updates. Even the extra value stuff is crap, most of the fonts and almost all the clip art is unusable (I think I used one of the arrows on a wet paint sign once).
When you find some website that was created in Word it's always good for a laugh.
Acrobat is another program where I don't want sound and video crap, I want a file I can email to someone or post on a web site, and another person can print, and the print will look like my copy no mater what software / OS he is using.
Way would you need more then 5 minutes to know Metro is shit?
I spent longer trying to find a way to turn it off, or better if I could disable it in an active directory policy.
I put Metro on the same list as Active Desktop, and the Office paperclip, except they were not as bad since they could be turned off.
So it's just the same old thing that's been going on since the record companies first appeared. Still hear all these people pointing at consumers whining that we don't pay enough.
The only real difference I see is that with records/CDs I can buy from anywhere I want, with stuff like iTunes, I can only buy from itunes.ca, or with Spotify I can't buy at all since I live in the wrong place.
I think I'll want for it to ship and see what people say when they have it in their hands.
I would have liked an SD card slot. My old 2G iPod has 32 GB and is over half full at the moment. If you can mount external storage through the USB port that might be good enough.
A rear camera might have been nice to read bar codes and such.
Don't give a crap about G3 as it's too expensive in Canada, I'll just use my phone for when I really need it.
- They say faster boot time. They don't say if that's on the same hardware.
- Windows to Go. Put windows on a USB key. But it seems that the host computer has to have windows 8 installed so it's more like your profile on a USB key.
- Secure boot. Yes it's for your own good.
See this for a list.
Most of it is UI stuff, or stuff that already in Win7 but tarted up a bit.
"yet you can't see that these costs need to be recouped"
How is paying the artist, his kids, and grand kids for every copy sold part of recouping production costs?
How many more copies of Rumours do you figure they need to sell to recoup the production costs?
@ AC - "How do you propose that a musician can earn a living if they are only paid once?"
You miss my point. The original post that I replied to was a load of crap. It compared people who preform a service and only get paid once, to the selling of copy of something, that can it's self be copied.
But since you asked, the same way as everyone else in the world? How do all the technicians, artists, studio floor sweepers earn a living when they only get paid once when they make a record?
The Dentist, surgeon, mechanic only get paid once.
The mechanic is not expecting to get paid every time I drive my car, and I'm sure they don't expect there grandchildren to get paid for the work they did today.
A lot like a live performance...
The record companies are not selling a service, they are selling a copy of something, and you can always make another copy.
I said Joe user / Mom. Some cheap ass Acer from Bestbuy or a Dell Inspiron.
Sure a business class computer is more likely to have a switch (just like Hardware virtualization controls in the BIOS today) but I will not be at all surprised to see consumer level computers with no off switch for secure boot.
Yes it will be cracked in 5 minutes. But it will still be effective for Joe average.
While you can jailbreak your iphone or install a custom ROM on your Android phone the number of people who do is small.
If Mom buys a laptop with Win8 on it and hates it, she can't install Win7 on it, forget Linux.
But they also don't say they have to provide the option to turn it off... nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
You think low end HP/DELL/Acer... type boxes will include an off switch? Just something they have to support. Like they have for options to turn on hardware virtualization they will just skip it.
Two years is about one orbit for Mars (1.88 years) so that dust would have to be very close the the star for there to be any chance a new planet could suck up all/most of the dust in that short a time since it would also be in orbit around the star.
And that line is just as true as your normal copying is theft line, that is total bull shit.
What is the connection between "intercepting counterfeit trade - including fake drugs - across borders" and "the entertainment industry"?
Where is the part about financing drug dealers and terrorists?
Add DRM and you will get all the stuff you don't like.
It will be cracked in 5 seconds. They will keep changing in a hopeless attempt to keep ahead. It will only be available on some platforms, Some will use different types of DRM (Sony phones will have some crap Sony DRM I expect).
As long as they feel they need DRM for video they will need crap like iTunes/Flash/WMP. And the stuff will still get ripped and torrented 5 minutes after it's posted.
It's another stock market where traders and middle men line their pockets. Zero change in carbon produced.
Even had some ass come to my house trying to get me to buy carbon offsets to make my home "carbon neutral". I told them to piss off, I'd be better off spending the money on weather stripping or some new windows. Something that might actually reduce energy use.
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