Comment of the Day - January 3, 2006 -

Posted by tadelste on Jan 7, 2006 8:36 AM
LXer.com -Article; By Fritz


Fritz writes: Here's my conspiracy theory of the day.

Microsoft writes insecure buggy code on purpose.

Related to:
Don't wait for Microsoft to fix WMF flaw


With Windows Vista coming out, all the analysts agree that the hardest thing for Microsoft to do will be to convince people to shell out the money for a new operating system. Especially considering such a large portion of their target market doesn't know or care what version of Windows it is running, nor would they know how to install a new version. Lucky for Microsoft, they can keep making license money from all the people who buy new computers. As the New York Times reported a few months ago, when a computer becomes overwhelmed with viruses and spyware, many users are likely just to toss it and spend the $400 on a new computer (Microsoft tax included)

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So keeping Windows insecure, causes it to become virus and spyware ridden, which causes idiots to toss out their computer, which means they have to buy a new one, which means Microsoft makes more money.



IT'S (evil) GENIUS!!!

-> Fritz

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'Money, money...must be funny...In the rich man's world ;-P henke54 1 3,969 Jan 6, 2006 5:03 PM
Windows XP Home: obsolete sooner than you expect henke54 1 1,050 Jan 6, 2006 2:19 PM
You are right to be suspicious. salparadise 3 989 Jan 3, 2006 2:16 PM
They never knew how to write secure code in the first place! qcimushroom 2 1,140 Jan 3, 2006 12:27 PM

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