Re: 10 freaking critical patches today!!!
From: Roger Abell [MVP] (mvpNoSpam_at_asu.edu)
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 19:23:02 -0700
I can buy into some of your sentiments, and the history of issues
stemming from the rejection of the sand-box model in IE (v3 or 4)
in order to "enable richness" (aka ActiveX).
However, I hear your comments as chastising the company as it
is now for how it was then, and also showing a lack of awareness
of features in Vista and the IE rewrite underway.
"Gerry Hickman" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi Alun,
>>> I don't agree with this part. It's more to do with sloppy programming
>>> back to front priorities (more worried about the design of the XBOX logo
>>> packaging for Christmas sales).
>> I'm amused by the assumption that Microsoft is a one-person company, and
>> that person can _either_ design the XBox logo and packaging _or_ fix
> Hehe yes! You'd think one team would be able to function independent of
> the other?
> Unfortunately, in reality, the overall company strategy and ethos affects
> EVERYTHING, and that's why Windows Vista's main focus is on the
> alpha-blending from one window to the next, instead of writing a solid
> multi-user, multi-tasking, enterprise-grade, standards-based operating
> system, where security has been designed "from the ground up".
> Putting a silly pop-up in the middle of the screen saying "some files can
> harm your computer", is _not_ security! Security should be transparent to
> the end user, just like with Mozilla. The only thing "transparent" in
> Windows Vista is the alpha-blended, botched up Avalon layer.
> Instead of a flagship o/s with the attributes above, we have the same
> bungling DLLs, same lacklustre attitude to network security, same focus on
> single-user GUI, same fatally-flawed Internet Explorer. Hell you'd think
> after two years of work from the biggest, most highly paid team in the
> industry, that they'd be able to write a glorified HTML rendering surface
> without it being full of security holes!
> So there's the problem. If your whole company is all about packaging and
> Christmas toys, it's OBVIOUS you can't simultaneously push the boundaries
> of enterprise computing.
> Gerry Hickman (London UK)