Where's Microsoft? InformationWeek publishes a major article on global security talking about worms, viruses, number and frequency of attacks all over the world, and doesn't mention Microsoft, the major culprit behind numerous software security flaws ("Big, Bad World," Sept. 1, p. 30).
Why does Microsoft get a free ride here? The new Windows release date was just extended again, maybe to 2006, so we have to live with Microsoft's inferior products for a long time. Why isn't Microsoft liable for major damages to world business and world economy? Robert Morrisette
Owner, Dolphin Business Services, San Jose, Calif.
Make Spam 'Permit' List
Instead of establishing a national "do-not-spam" list as letter writer Richard Shetron suggests, I think that the right solution to fighting spam is to create a permit list, then every new mail server will have to subscribe to this list to send E-mails ("Spam Plan Would Backfire," Aug. 18, p. 6).
This has to be a group plan and the main ISPs and companies around the world have to subscribe their servers to this relay list. If a server doesn't qualify because it's open to relay or is permitting spam, then the server will be removed from the list. Manuel Rocha
Products engineer, Codetel, a Verizon company, Santo Domingo
Useful PC Rescue Tool
I was quite impressed with the information in "Langa Letter: The Perfect Rescue Tool," (June 23). I will be building my bootable floppy as recommended for my Windows 2000-based operating system. It aids my goal of building a complete recovery CD. Louis Selvon
Software engineer, Net Business International, Campbelltown, Australia
In "Switch To Management" (Sept. 1, p. 28), it should have said that Dell OpenManage software can manage thousands of Dell PowerConnect switches.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.