by Mike Masnick
Thu, Nov 29th 2007 8:53pm
For years, Microsoft's software has had the (in some cases, well-deserved) reputation for being rather insecure -- leading many who were concerned about security to look for alternatives. However, a few years back, Bill Gates made it a focus within the company to change that and to make Microsoft's products much more secure, knowing that it was important to buyers. While some may question how successful Microsoft has been, how ironic is it that some are now claiming that Microsoft's focus on security in Vista is what's hurting adoption of the company's new operating system? It turns out that, while security is important to users, it's not so important that it comes at the expense of other things -- like stability and compatibility. In other words, while focusing on security, Microsoft may have dropped the ball on other features that actually are more important in the buying and upgrading decisions. On top of that, it appears that some people (again, reasonably so) are a bit annoyed that Microsoft is now touting "security" as a major feature of Vista -- as the company is basically admitting that it screwed up in previous products, and you should now pay Microsoft to upgrade away from its own crappy security. Not exactly a strong selling point.
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