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Thursday, March 30, 2006

St. John on Vista Security

If you can find a copy of the April 2006 issue of Computer Power User magazine, make sure you check out the scathing editorial from Alex St. John on Microsoft Vista security. He says what I've been thinking. If Vista is supposed to be so secure, why have they decided to unveil OneCare to provide antivirus protection, among other things, for $49.95/mo? Here's a snip:

What're all the obstruction and pop-up dialogs in Vista for if I'm still going to need Microsoft's OneCare package to be secure? What has Microsoft been writing all these years, if on the verge of its next-generation OS release, it already knows that security and maintenance for the OS will be so bad that the company figures it can make a killing selling the security and maintenance service for it separately? I have trouble imagining a louder or clearer declaration of total surrender Microsoft could make to its inability to make a reliable OS than to announce OneCare for Windows on the verge of Vista's release.

It seems that MS has just decided that rather than fixing the problems, they will just profit from them. Just to note: St. John is a former Microsoftie, having working on the original Direct3D.

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