Consumers shouldn't be worried that Microsoft Corp.'s new security technology will wrest away control of their PCs and give it to media companies, Bill Gates said yesterday.
They can always choose not to use it, he said.
Source: CNet News
Microsoft on Tuesday showed off a prototype of its controversial security technology at its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference.
The prototype of the Next-Generation Secure Computing Base, formerly known as Palladium, is based on real and emulated hardware, said Peter Biddle, product unit manager for the software giant. Small applications running on the technology demonstrated its security features.
Microsoft is training around 140 of its consultants in Linux and Java, acknowledging the growing threat posed by these rival technologies.
Sources close to Microsoft indicated that the consultants, based around the world, would be given training in open source operating system and Sun's programming language, with which Microsoft's C sharp competes.
Source: The Inquirer
SOME UNFORTUNATE developer at Microsoft is being mercilessly ribbed at the moment. Either that or is busily cleaning out their desk. All because of one silly mistake. How could a mistyped HTML tag cause a whole series of programs to crash?