Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2006 18:19 UTC
Internet Explorer "Elements of Microsoft's next-generation Web browsing software have been posted on a Windows-related blog site, including screen shots of what the application may look like and a link to some of its code. While the links to the build code for what appears to be a beta version of Internet Explorer 7 have since been yanked off the JCXP.net Windows forum, the site is still showing off roughly 14 screen shots of the browser. The person who originally posted the links and photos to the site has since removed the ability for users to click through to the code sample, reportedly at Microsoft's request. However, JCXP.net indicated that before removing the code it was downloaded as many as 12000 times."
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I wonder why...
by ZaNkY on Tue 24th Jan 2006 19:53 UTC
ZaNkY
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2005-10-18

I wonder why the code was downloaded 12,000 times..... lol

I have a feeling that MS will probably end up trying to rewrite some of that code for fear of "vulnerabilities".

That has always been MS's main reason given for not releasing code.....


Lol typical of MS: Vulns are circulating before the actual product comes out XD

Anyone know what exactly the code was of? Sounds like it may have been of the security areas (bad enough), I doubt it's the code of ALL of IE 7......


--ZaNkY

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RE: I wonder why...
by sappyvcv on Tue 24th Jan 2006 20:40 in reply to "I wonder why..."
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

That has always been MS's main reason given for not releasing code.....

And where did you get that tidbit of info?

Vulns are circulating before the actual product comes out XD

If they released a beta, then it's retarded to think no one will try to exploit it. And in this case, they have. But what "vulns" are you even talking about?

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RE[2]: I wonder why...
by ZaNkY on Tue 24th Jan 2006 21:11 in reply to "RE: I wonder why..."
ZaNkY Member since:
2005-10-18

Well, what reasons have MS given in the past about the reason they don't release source code and the reason they limit who has access to the source code of say, Windows?

Fear of exploits and vulns is the only reason that I've ever heard. If you know some other reasons, enlighten me ;)

I'm not talking about any specific vulns, just speculating, if you noticed, MS didn't politely ask to take the content off, it WENT OFF, as fast as possible too. I didn't even get a look at it, not even screenshots, unless I was going to the wrong site. The only link up there is just a news article about the site being taken down. I think that MS took it down to impede vulns. Maybe it's FUD, maybe it's not.

(vulns = vulnerabilities)

--ZaNkY

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RE: I wonder why...
by ApproachingZero on Tue 24th Jan 2006 23:00 in reply to "I wonder why..."
ApproachingZero Member since:
2005-11-10

I like kittens.

Edited 2006-01-24 23:00

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RE: I wonder why...
by gonzo on Wed 25th Jan 2006 02:39 in reply to "I wonder why..."
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

That has always been MS's main reason given for not releasing code.....

Really?

Most of Windows 2000 source code is "available" on P2P networks for a long long long time now. And? Nothing special has hapened.

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RE[2]: I wonder why...
by ZaNkY on Wed 25th Jan 2006 02:58 in reply to "RE: I wonder why..."
ZaNkY Member since:
2005-10-18

Really? Thatís news to me. Just a year ago I heard of a guy that got Win2k source code somehow, tried to sell it, next day FBI bagged him.


What p2p are you talking about? I HIGHLY doubt that the it's the REAL source code...

Do you have any proof? I've seen many things similar, advertising that it is the source code and stuff but would highly doubt it......

--ZaNkY

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