Look, its quite clear that
Longhorn will contain DRM
that limits what we can and cannot do with our computers.
Note that that PPT is straight from Microsoft's own website. If this is FUD, then I dread to think what FrontPage 2000's EULA is.
The PPT is not FUD, your misinterpretation of what it means is.
Longhorn will contain functionality which allows copyright owners to restrict the usage of their copyrighted material. If you don't like that, it's the media owners you should direct your complaints at, not those implementing the functionality required by the
The alternative is that Longhorn is unable to play back that media at all. The HD-DVD and Blu-ray specs will require that any device capable of playing back the discs has this kind of protection on it, simple as that.
It's no different from the current requirement of DVD playback devices to support Macrovision.
Macs will have this too.