Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th May 2009 12:30 UTC
Windows The geek world might be all over Windows 7, and the rest of the world might be sticking to Windows XP for now, but there is also this Windows Vista operating system lingering around. Microsoft has just released the final version of the second service pack for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
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kaiwai
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2005-07-06

One word,

Monopoly.


What does it have to do with monopoly? any organisation can go out use one of the many third parties that provide such services; code signing simply tells you that the driver is written by the company who they say they are - that the Intel driver you are about to install is actually written by Intel and signed by Intel to say so.

I don't know why you claim 'monopoly' when you have the necessary stuff provided by a a third party - thus it isn't Microsoft leveraging their monopoly; heck, right now pretty much all software companies are signing their software.

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