So how is DRM going to effect you ? Most people make a copy of music files from a CD to their computer. If you use Windows Media Player to do this, chances are the DRM on those files are going to be copied to your computer as well. Therefore it is a good idea to disable copying of the DRM while ripping CD’s. To stop WMP from adding DRM to ripped files opwn the player and hover the mouse over the RIP button to see a small arrow. Click the arrow and choose “More Options”, uncheck the box “Copy protect music”.
Microsoft put all those functionality-crippling features into Vista because it claims Hollywood is pressurising it to add DRM protection to the OS. Considering that Windows has 95% of the OS market share, I dont think it should be a concern for Microsoft.
The DRM protection in Vista was cracked the day it was released. Surely Microsoft will patch and a new crack for it will be released.
With Microsoft extending it support deadline for XP by another 5 years from its 2009 deadline. Its a good idea to just stick with XP, maybe Microsoft will start listening to its customers then.