[OT] The malware villian
Will there be efforts to advertise spam, pop up ads, and spy on users
in the future? Certainly, but those efforts will not delivered at
firehouse pressures via the cheap, tacky Windows PCs that Bill Gates
served up, where computers shipped right from the manufacturer with a
poorly designed operating system full of weak holes, open ports, and
ActiveX plugins that begging for exploitation, topped with bundled
spyware from Microsoft itself and their prominent desktop real estate
auctioned off to the highest bidder.
. . .
Microsoft's Malware Infatuation.
While Microsoft chafes at Apple\u2019s advertising that touts Mac
security and the reality that no viruses exist for its platform, the
company is too indebted to its own efforts to:
* auction off the rights to bundle malware created by approved
partners in Windows,
* benefit from the bundling of its own adware and spyware,
* and profit from third party malware removal,
that it will never be able to let go of its dysfunctional
relationship with malware. Microsoft is joined at the hip to malware,
and will dance with it into oblivion as its platform is abandoned by
users sick of ads, tired of being spied upon, and irate that a
significant percentage of their purchased hardware computing power is
being eaten up by tools that exist to clean up the mess Microsoft
allowed, then supported, and currently seeks to monopolize and
rebrand as a legitimate business.
Another screamer from Roughly Drafted.
He is divisive. He is manipulative. He is a user. He has taken much from me and
-- Gary Kildall, in notes for an unpublished memoir Computer Connections.
Re: The malware villian
Here's another quote:
The disease pool of today's Windows PCs, including all those
enterprise boxes that won't be upgrading to Vista anytime soon, will
continue to breed a cheap and profitable malware industry that sends
out spam, pops up ads, and tries to replicate itself into new botnet
nodes. However, the real malware problem of the future won't be
anchored in Microsoft's bad decisions of the past. Instead, it will be
charted out by Microsoft's bad decisions of the present and
unfortunately, it appears, the future.
Re: The malware villian
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Here's another quote:
> The disease pool of today's Windows PCs, including all those
> enterprise boxes that won't be upgrading to Vista anytime soon, will
> continue to breed a cheap and profitable malware industry that sends
> out spam, pops up ads, and tries to replicate itself into new botnet
> nodes. However, the real malware problem of the future won't be
> anchored in Microsoft's bad decisions of the past. Instead, it will be
> charted out by Microsoft's bad decisions of the present and
> unfortunately, it appears, the future.
Smug as a bug in a rug! Can you imagine how horribly bad the market
prospects would be for Microsoft competitors had Microsoft, as you seem to
think they should have done, provided great technical decisions in the past,
present, and future? There would be no room at all to complain and
Microsoft would be as big or bigger for the effort. How lucky you are that
they are so inept.