A few days' testing of Windows 7 has already disclosed some draconian DRM unrelated to media files. A legitimate copy of Photoshop CS4 stopped functioning after we clobberred a nagging registration screen by replacing a
This may be the tip of the iceberg. Something *really nasty* is lurking under the surface of Win7. Locking your own files away from you is a device so outrageous it may kill the OS for many persons. Many users will not want to boot up under a Linux that supports ntfs-3g just to control their files. (You never seem to know in Windows 7 when the "Access Denied" message is going to strike.) It is certainly beginning to be crystal clear why the coming WinFS will not be a good thing for userland, and a Very Good Thing for Microsoft and its partners.