BBC Technology News offers contrary view to Vista
Wow, Bill Thompson, BBC Technology News reporter has quite an interesting article as to how Vista’s potential security failings might in the end help Linux. He’s really sticking his neck out on this one and taking a brave position. He talks of the closed-source and opensource ways of developing software and looks at the relative merits of these. One point he makes is that
Now it may be locking many security vendors out of Vista, and as a result it will be under extreme pressure to deliver a completely secure system. If it fails and Vista security is cracked we will only have Microsoft to blame.
There is another way of developing programs and dealing with bugs, one which has had remarkable success in building programs that are used by millions of people every day.