Researchers at Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec examined the new networking technology in recent test releases of Vista, Microsoft's next major operating system release, according to the report. They found several security bugs and determined that Vista's networking technology will be less stable, at least in the short run, than Windows XP's, the report said.-- Symantec sees an Achilles' heel in Vista
Will Microsoft ever be able to shake the security bug? It honestly doesn't seem likely, even if one wants to give them an A for effort. Vista is probably as close to rewriting their OS as they can get, and it doesn't look like it will make the cut. Apple completely shed it's old code for newer, more robust and tested code.
I don't know if we'll ever see a Windows slide similar to the slow decay of Internet Explorer's dominance. Microsoft has, I believe, grown more user unfriendly over the years. PC gaming is prime for a decline (partially thanks to Microsoft itself). Cheaper convergence devices are on the rise. Still, consumers have almost equated Windows to computing like Kleenex to tissue. I'm probably firmly in the OS X camp for the foreseeable future - but I don't have many delusions about getting a lot of company there.
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