Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Aug 2006 21:08 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft will focus on rapid acquisitions to quickly build its security capability, the company said this week. Recent acquisitions such as Winternals and virtual private network specialist Whale will help Microsoft build a comprehensive range of integrated services that cover every aspect of security, according to Gopal Kutwaroo, Microsoft's UK security product manager.
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RandomGuy
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2006-07-30

Absolutely. Reminds me of this:
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Although that should probably go with Einstein's famous quote "Make things as simple as possible, but not any simpler"

I really wonder if it would do MS more harm in the long term if they opted to ditch 100% compatibility and use something like the emulation mode now used for dos apps...

I mean, it is pretty obvious that their current development model is not going anyway in the long term...
They really have to come up with a solution to handle the ever growing complexity instead of just piling stuff on top of their aging architecture...

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Nex6 Member since:
2005-07-06

i agree, but i dont think Microsoft will drop backwards compatibility. instead i think there are go to add things like the low rights framework, audit the old stuff. and have better/good design princeiples going forward, with the hope of one day being able to remove it as everyone goes to .NET.

-nex6

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rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

That's definitely a good point, and one I think a lot of people don't realize. The complexity of Windows is growing geometrically. I don't think Microsoft can keep it up. Vista +1 will never come out if they keep their current development model.

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