this is one puppy i will not touch for this reason, Windows Vista includes copy protection vista1The upcoming Vista version of the Windows operating system will not allow illegal copies of music and film. The Windows XP successor will include extensive copy protection mechanisms, according to the Munich-based magazine Windows Professionell. This includes "Protected Video Path - Output Protection Management" (PVP-OPM), intended to prevent copies from being stored on the hard drive or the contents of the RAM from being read out. PVP-OPM also monitors how content is used by controlling monitor outputs like TV ports. The "Protected User Mode Audio" (PUMA) will also prevent the illegal copying of music. Microsoft declined to comment for this article. (dpa) Financial Mirror http://www.financialmirror.com/more_news.php?id=2579 Top 10 Most Shocking Windows Vista “Facts” Below are the top 10 most shocking *cough* facts *cough* that have been announced by Microsoft for their upcoming Windows Vista operating system. 1. Running Windows Vista will require at least 1 gig of RAM and at least a Radeon 9800 Pro or GeForce 5900 Ultra video card. 2. There will be 47 versions of Windows Vista, including versions designed for gamers, students, bloggers, programmers, and vegetarians. 3. There will be a few free versions of the operating system but these versions will display ads. 4. Users will not be able to use Vista unless connected to the internet. Microsoft says this is for security, anti-piracy, streaming real-time content, and serving ads. 5. Solitaire will not be included in any versions of the software. This is supposedly meant to increase productivity in the workplace. 6. As reported earlier, Firefox will be pre-installed. 7. Google.com will be the default starting page for both Firefox and IE. 8. Xbox Live content will be able to be downloaded onto computers running Vista, including full, playable versions of XBox 360 games. 9. The new Media Center will not only connect with the Xbox 360, but also with Playstation’s PS3 and Nintendo’s Revolution. 10. Windows Vista will be safe and secure as it won’t be able to be hacked, exploited, or misused.