There's nothing that can't be hacked. (I mean legally hacked. I refuse to let them bar me from legally playing music I bought on my own devices. Whatever I have to do to enable that will, by default, be legal.)I estimate within 30 days from release that someone will find a chink in Palladium's armor, and after that less than one hour for the "fix" to permeate the internet. If M$ can't stop a kid in Minnesota from exploiting a breach in their "latest bulletproof" operating system (worldwide I might add), then how could they mysteriously and magically create something that can't be broken.
I'm not sure it will be that simple. Windows is moving closer and closer to being an "auto-upgrading" OS, so who says Palladium (in some form) isn't in the process of gradually being installed on people's XP systems already? Do you really know exactly what the latest "Windows Update" has changed?Also, the full blown version will be hardware based (if I remember right), and I'd like to see someone hack ROM chips without actually selling physical replacements that have to be soldered onto a motherboard. It may be next to impossible to get rid of a combined hardware/software based protection -- particularly if numerous Windows components are making constant calls to the software routines on a few motherboard chips.