[rumori] stifling competition in the name of better security?

Date: Wed Jul 10 2002 - 13:13:54 PDT

>From the NEW SCIENTIST archive:

> Dispatches
> New Scientist vol 174 issue 2349 - 29 June 2002, page 7
> Microsoft says it will attempt to toughen up its PC operating
> systems in response to criticism that they aren't secure enough.
> Versions of Windows from 2004 will run only authenticated programs,
> to keep out viruses. The system will use encryption to safeguard
> data, but critics are concerned about the level of control this
> will give copyright holders such as film studios.

Oh joy, another hoop for non-MS software to leap through before it
can be used on Windoze. I wonder if GatesCo. will inflict the
authentication procedure on the software authors, or on the poor
consumer who attempts to install and run it??

Will Microsoft change their corporate slogan to "Trust us, we have
*everything* you will ever need." ???

- Colin Hinz
  Toronto, Canada
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