The thing that concerns me about Longhorn is all this dodgey DRM stuff. I wouldn't be suprised if half the power requirements of the pc is going into managing that.
I'd like to know what business it is of there's what I do. Who made them the police? It's like Ford recording your speeds and then lagging you in to the cops when you go over the limit. Would you buy a Ford if they did that?
I am a musician and I find this DRM stuff very disconcerting. The way that they are doing deals with hardware manufacturers can't be legal. Why is collusion legal when you call it a "strategic alliance"?
The way it's going the only way I will be able to distribute my music is through a record company that can add DRM. Otherwise people's hi-fi's will reject it.
The record companies have been ripping off muso's for years and now that they can no longer sell little pieces of plastic for outrageous amounts they are shitting themselves.
DRM is an attempt to keep the money flowing into the record industry instead of into the pockets of musicians where it belongs.
Use ogg-vorbis players and linux. DRM is obscene. They can shove Vista up their collective arses.