An Order of Vista with a Side of Security
Vista for consumers will ship at the end of this month, and not coincidently
new rev of Microsoft's OneCare anti-virus software
will be ready at
precisely the same time. For customers, having more security options -- especially
ones that tie tightly into Vista -- is a good thing.
But I still don't know how I feel about how Microsoft got into this
market. First, it built an OS that needed anti-virus, then watched as Symantec
and others made hundreds of millions fixing Windows' problems. Now that
Redmond knows precisely how it's done, the company is going full-throttle.
Is this fair to all the anti-virus pioneers? Our
latest cover story takes a tough but fair look at this important issue.
Posted by Doug Barney on January 08, 2007