Slashdot | Draconian DRM Revealed In Windows 7

Slashdot | Draconian DRM Revealed In Windows 7

That Photoshop stopped functioning after we messed with one of its nag DLLs was not so much a surprise, but what was a surprise: Noting that Win7 allows programs like Photoshop to insert themselves stealthily into your firewall exception list. Further, that the OS allows large software vendors to penetrate your machine. Even further, that that permission is responsible for disabling of a program based on a modified DLL. And then finding that the OS even after reboot has locked you out of your own Local Settings folder; has denied you permission to move or delete the modified DLL; and refuses to allow the replacement of the Local Settings folder after it is unlocked with Unlocker to move it to the Desktop for examination (where it also denies you entry to your own folder). Setting permissions to ‘allow everyone’ was disabled!

Well I guess there will be a LOT more folks switching full time to Linux and other OS’s after Winblows 7 comes out. And to think the first reports were so good. Guess they decided to hide the really nasty surprises and put a lot of icing on top. Should know by now that tigers don’t change their spots nor leopards their stripes… 😉

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