Simon Fell > Its just code
[dotNetGuy]: Microsoft is trying to slip by a EULA requirement in W2K SP3 and WXP SP1 that grants them administrative priviledges on your machine. I'm pro-Microsoft, but this kind of underhanded crap has got to stop somewhere. I don't care what the stated reason is. There's no way I'm going to let them do that to my boxes. And don't even get me started on Palladium. How much is too much? Personally, I'm getting there. Quickly.
Totally agree, this is getting a bit nuts. [The Furrygoat Experience] Yup, seems to be getting out of hand, Its this sort of crap that has me looking at OS X, Debian and anything else that might be an alternative. I was already pissed at having to shell out extra to record to MP3's in WMP [on top of a $300 O.S.], especially given that a full copy of OSX is cheaper than a W2k Pro -> XP Pro upgrade, and iTunes puts WMP to shame big time. On the other hand Apple don't seem to get developer support like MSFT does, the MSDN library is in a league of its own compared to what Apple or Metrowerks ship for Apple development.