This quote scares me a little:
Microsoft is trying to rectify that problem with Windows Vista -- the next version of its operating system by only allowing the installation of device drivers that have met the company's security testing procedures.
Don't creators of device drivers have to pay Microsoft in order to get tested and get signed by Microsoft? It sounds like the creation of another profit center for Micro$oft.
Reply Post from need TOS :
I agree Albert. Just a way to make things worse for all or us. M$ makes enough $ as it is no need for ne more. If I cant install a driver tht isnt signed by M$ then I am staying with XP and DOS on most of my systems.
I don't really see the point of upgrading right now... As long as the programs still run on windows XP I will keep it. Untill I NEED Vista I don't think I will get it... Plus if vista only runs on 64bit processors that is going to be alot of people with Pentium 4s and such that won't be able to get Vista.
Edited by Klinkaroo, 13 August 2006 - 08:53 PM.