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October 07, 2006

Microsoft Vista - Anticompetitive

Microsoft Vista

This article is about how Microsoft is blocking access to their 64 and 32-bit kernel for Vista (the new operating system). I don't really understand what a "kernel" is exactly, but it seems to me to be a trial system for users. They say they don't want to release it yet because users can run programs at the same speed that the system won't recognize and that program can screw things up. That is the general gist I got from this article, the cool thing I thought was that people were complaining that Microsoft was acting in an anti-competitive manner. "The two security vendors also accuse Microsoft of other tactics designed to make life harder for independent security vendors at a time when the software giant is expanding its own presence in the security field." Hopefully this story continues to develop as Vista progresses.

Posted by brinkerc at October 7, 2006 11:39 AM


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