Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 14:56 UTC
Microsoft NewsWeek interviewed Bill Gates about Vista, its reception, and Apple, among other things. On the complaint that some of the features in Vista appear to come from the Mac: "You can go through and look at who showed any of these things first, if you care about the facts. If you just want to say, "Steve Jobs invented the world, and then the rest of us came along," that's fine. If you're interested, [Vista development chief] Jim Allchin will be glad to educate you feature by feature what the truth is. I mean, it's fascinating, maybe we shouldn't have showed so publicly the stuff we were doing, because we knew how long the new security base was going to take us to get done. Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine."
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RE[7]: I'm Sorry
by zbrimhall on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 23:31 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I'm Sorry"
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I think the point is that, from a security perspective, when a malicious user has screwdriver-level access to a machine, consider it rooted. At some point you just have to be able to trust the people who have access to your hardware.

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