Saturday, December 18, 2004

Microsoft to charge for security tools

Microsoft on screen

CNN reports the following:

Microsoft Corp. disclosed plans Thursday to offer frustrated users of its Windows software new tools within 30 days to remove spyware programs secretly running on computers. But it might cost extra in coming months.

In a shift from past practice, the world's largest software manufacturer said it may charge consumers for future versions of the new protective technology, which Microsoft acquired by buying a small New York software firm. Terms of the sale of Giant Company Software Inc. weren't disclosed.

This is just wonderful. They create the problem of millions of users using a ridiculously unsecure OS and then charge them extra to fix problems in it. I'd like to see Ford try that shit if their brakes don't work because of a factory error : "Send us 1000 bucks and we'll replace your brakes....". See how long they could get away with that.

Anyway, well done microsoft. Another reason for millions of computer users to be less secure.


At 12:32 PM, Blogger Lone Ranger said...

I haven't had a good computing experience since I got rid of my Atari ST.

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Al Rayyes said...

Then you should try Free or OpenBSD.


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