Originally Posted by tutu67
Dude I don't know what your talking about, I have XP and I still have CD player, DVD player, and I don't use MS for buring CD'* I use Iomega Hot Burn. There'* nothing wrong with XP.
Okaaaaay...what program opens when you play an audio CD or a DVD? I didn't say that they wouldn't play, I said that MS has tied it all into Media Player. If you are happy with that, then you should have no complaints.
I also have not said that there is anything wrong with XP in gerneral. I use it myself. My caution for others is not to let Microsoft configure everything for you. The average Joe will be quite happy with XP as it comes loaded out of the box. You should just be aware how much MS is keeping an eye on everything you do. Have you noticed that when you click on HELP, XP tries to contact Microsoft. This is only one of the many ways MS is starting to collect data from your system.
Specifically, Media Player 9 is the beginning of the end for user configurable free-use software. Microsoft is using this to start the control and monitoring of every type of media you access, whether music or video. Maybe not today, but soon you will not be able to access any digital media file without MS logging the use and OK'ing it.
Yea, I know, a little doom'* day, but don't say I didn't warn you.