Remember this Bill Gates quote?
It's obviously my role to ask people, 'Hey, let's not throw things out we shouldn't throw out. Let's keep things in that we can keep in.'
Bill was talking about the rewriting of Vista from scratch. Except it wasn't quite from scratch..
And now, it looks like at least one company has
bypassed Microsoft's Vista security:
The company specifically said that it is using an element of the kernel meant to help the OS support older hardware to bypass the [ kernel security ] feature. The loophole allows the company's tools to infiltrate Vista's kernel hooking driver, and get out, without the OS knowing the difference.
Insert evil laugh here.
Everywhere I go, people are sick of Microsoft. Sick of the problems, sick of the incessant viruses, sick of the whole thing.
It's not perfect over here in Unix/Linux land and there is no doubt that there are people trying to make it just as bad here. But right now, right here, sitting in Mac OS X or Linux is a far, far better place to be.
I'm heading out this morning to look at a Windows network that suddenly cannot print to network printers. The Unix and Linux machines in that office are still happy to print, but suddenly none of the Windows boxes think that's possible. Ain't that special? We tried the usual things over the phone, but no luck: I need to go see it up close and personal. It's a tremendous waste of my time and the customer's money.
Oh well: maybe we're getting closer to a sea change. Maybe Microsoft is getting closer to being just a footnote in computer history. I'd sure be happy if that works out.
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