gee never thaught for a second this would happen : Symantec goes off crying to the EU

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Steven H, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Steven H

    Steven H Guest

    so symantic is pissy because microsoft wont let them patch into kernal sub-systems
    so they can crash vista just like they crash xp.

    if that is bad there also crying about 'vista securty center' basically they
    want to replace it with their own shit (read own branding, vsc provides links
    to third party providers), this is despite the fact that vsc enables branding.

    on a lighter note, adobe is also running off to the EU anti trust people
    crying about XPS ...

    i just thaught it was funny :)

    ohh.. the link http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/93590/93590.html?Ad=1
     
    Steven H, Sep 23, 2006
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    Phil Guest

    Steven H wrote, On 23/09/06 12.00 p: "Adobe is complaining about Microsoft technology that offers part of the
    functionality of Adobe's powerful PDF format. What's different,
    apparently, is that Adobe charges customers to create PDF documents,
    whereas Microsoft's competing format, XML Paper Specification (XPS), is
    free."

    Well... the PDF spec is free too. Adobe is just worried that Microsoft
    will destroy Acrobat sales (which is not hard, considering there are
    numerous free tools that do what Acrobat does (and more)).

    "Symantec has also complained about a new security feature called Kernel
    PatchGuard that prevents software--malicious or otherwise--from altering
    the Windows kernel at runtime."

    In other words... they want a potential security hole included in Windows?

    -Phil
     
    Phil, Sep 23, 2006
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  3. Steven H

    thingy Guest

    Kinda like the idea this is locked in and fixed for Vista (is it really
    though?) that way if genuine 3rd parties cannot replace it, neither
    (hopefully) can malicious code.
    Love it....who cares about consumers....just profit margins........

    oOo can do PDF anyway....cannot see any sign of Adobe asking for that to
    be withdrawn.

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Sep 25, 2006
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