Related link: http://news.osdir.com/article347.html
“Microsoft Corp. is preparing a major PR assault over Windows’ perceived security failings in which it will criticize Linux for taking too long to fix bugs, we have learned.
In a sign that the inroads made by the Open Source community are starting to rattle the software giant, Microsoft has hired several analysts to review how fast holes are patched in the open source software and is expected to announce that Windows compares favorably.”
I’m half way through a third or fourth read of Orwell’s 1984 and reading that Microsoft is planning to dirty the idea of proactively uncovering problems as a security problem reminds me of MiniTruth, the Ministry of Truth, trying to convince Winston Smith that 2+2=5.
Can you resist the fear of the rat eating your face?