[Gllug] [OFFTOPIC] Re: Vista vs seven

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Mon Dec 7 00:21:20 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 12:11:55AM +0000, Christopher Hunter wrote:

> I know it's wildly off-topic, but I was forced to "evaluate" Win 7
> (against my better judgement).  I was pleasantly surprised by how
> quickly it installed, and how quickly it started up (the first boot).
> Of course it came without any useful software, so I installed "Office"
> to it.  It demanded a reboot, and took an age to start up this time (I
> later discovered that it enumerated the contents of the hard drive, and
> reported the list of software, both licensed and free-ware back to MS).

A MS machine can generally be tied back to an individual person, so this
strikes me as a breach of personal privacy. Has anyone complained to
the data protection registrar ?

Alain Williams
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