Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2006 18:33 UTC
Windows Microsoft will omit anti-virus protection in Vista, the next version of Windows, which it plans to ship late this year. As with previous versions of Windows dating back to Windows 2000 at least, Redmond is promoting Vista as a landmark improvement in Windows security. Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platform products and services division, told reseller magazine CRN that safety and security, improved user experience, and mobility features will be key additions in Vista. But there will be no anti-virus software, the Windows development supremo said during a questions and answers session with CRN. For unspecified business (not technical) reasons, Microsoft will sell anti-virus protection to consumers through its OneCare online backup and security service.
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doesn't matter to me
by Resolution on Mon 30th Jan 2006 19:52 UTC
Resolution
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2005-11-14

I wouldn't trust their antivirus anyway. Does anyone remember the Claria incident where Microsoft downgraded numerous spyware in their MS Antispyware product to "Ignore"?

Vista started out looking like it would be a pretty decent Windows OS, but now it looks like it will be a rush release, and it is never a good thing when Microsoft has to rush to get something done.

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