I feel a little sorry for Microsoft, sometimes… well, just a little.

So for years, MS have been producing operating systems that are substandard in terms of security, prone to viruses, malware and the like.

Then when they’re about to release Vista, allegedly more secure (I’ll wait and see), the EU prevent them, essentially claiming it’ll hurt the industries that have risen up depending on MS’s inability to produce a secure system!

http://www.windowsitpro.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=49836&feed=articleLink :

“The EU is also worried about various security technologies that are be bundled in Windows Vista, because their inclusion in the system may harm third party developers. While the EU didn’t specifically mention Vista’s bundled Windows Defender application, this concern appears to involve it, as companies such as Symantec and McAfee make competing products for which they charge.”

So, design for security as part of v1.0, ‘cos you won’t get a second chance.

“Programming is like sex – make one mistake and you have to support it forever.”

(Andy Finkel, ex-Amiga, wasn’t it?)