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Re: Vista = Greed = could bee good also.

  • Subject: Re: Vista = Greed = could bee good also.
  • From: Hadron Quark <qadronhuark@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 10:12:53 +0200
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Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> __/ [ larry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ] on Sunday 08 October 2006 19:53 \__
>> newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>> Operation Vista: An Exercise in Greed
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | At its heart, this issue is about Microsoft using its muscle
>>> | (as opposed to superior product offering) to squeeze itself
>>> | deeper into the security software industry.  What's at stake
>>> | is, all other concerns being unrealized as of yet, branding.
>>> `----
> http://www.darklogistic.com/2006/10/07/operation-vista-an-exercise-in-greed/
>> I'm not a particular fan of MS but if they are trying to fix thier bugs
>> at the expense of the companies that merely profit from these previous
>> flaws then I think Microsoft should use it's muscle, and fix its code
>> despite the cries of the opportunists.
>> Most of us geeks get asked alot to 'fix' other peoples computer -
>> knowing it is nearly hopless for a 'fix' many of the ills of Windows
>> security, I welcome something more secure, even though it is not on my
>> preffered OS.  Especially if it means a lot less spam in my mailbox
>> because droves of zombie nets have been shut down.
> Boys will be boys. Besides, a monoculture (one dominant security vendor) will
> not offer true security. Look, for example, how Microsoft vainly refuses to
> patch IE flaws (until it's too late). Third parties voluntarily jump in and
> fill the gap. Lastly, I have little or no sympathy for those who make a
> living out of a problem that should have never existed in the first place.
> Security is transparency.

Another post about windows and MS people. Off topic.

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