Whatever hardware you try to use, Windows Vista is so SLOW compared with a LOT of other OS installed on the same hw XP included, you always think ther’s something wrong. You immediately think there should be such a troyan or a virus somwhere around. And perhaps that’s true, it’s the OS itself that has been badly adapted to the Majors desires and there is an easy answer to this and that can be found here:
Peter Gutmann, the author of the highly controversial white paper detailing the
significant cost of Windows Vista’s deeply-entrenched digital rights management (DRM)
technology, joins Leo and Steve this week to discuss his paper and his findings.
Steve: Right. I was just going to say that the spec does require that software drivers at every
30 milliseconds, which is essentially 30 times per second, are going out and polling the
hardware in order to maintain an intimate relationship with the hardware in order to try to
catch anybody playing any games. So even when your system is not actively doing something,
you’ve got drivers that are busy making sure that nothing continues to happen.
Leo: What you’re describing is an operating system that is essentially insanely paranoid.
It’s gone off the deep end.
PETER: That’s true
Steve: It really is. Now, there’s one other aspect that has occurred to me since we last talked
about this. I’d love to get Peter’s opinion. People listening to this so far in our last podcast
might be thinking, okay, so Vista’s not going to let me watch HD, this newfangled content. But
what has also occurred to me is that Vista is sort of retroactively going to become hostile to
many of the things that people used to be able to do, for example, ripping DVDs, decrypting
DVDs. Where the technology does exist for that, suddenly there’s the ability to prevent that
from happening, and that does seem to be what Vista is doing. So it’s actually backing people
away from things they were able to do historically under Windows 2000 and XP, taking
PETER: Right. Although someone else has pointed out that the Vista content protection is so
thoroughly obnoxious that it’s actually going to be a major driver towards piracy.
Leo: You quote muslix64, the guy who came up with the crack of HD-DVD.
PETER: Right, exactly. I mean…
Leo: That was his incentive.
PETER: Yeah. The reason why he was doing this isn’t because he’s a pirate, but because he
bought a system with all the HD components in, and he couldn’t play back his video. So if
you’re an average guy, and you’ve gone out and bought a system with an HD player and
high-resolution monitor and so on attached, you put in a disk and it won’t play, what are
you going to do? You’re going to go out on the internet and find some software to crack the
copy protection because it’s preventing you from playing legitimately purchased content.
So it could actually be a huge incentive towards piracy and towards bypassing the copy
protection because it’s so obnoxious that people just want to get it out of the way.
Ok I cannot report all but here are the interesting links:
but you can even reach the great security transcript of the very old security now 74 netcast:
You can reach all the netcasts here:
And I strongly recommend them if you really want to keep up with security and not only. Steeve Gibbson and Leo Laporte made the best netcast or podcast I’ve ever followed.