Profile of Matthew McKenzie
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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in February 2005
Microsoft almost pulled a fast one on me today. As usual, those sly foxes love to play the fools, only to turn the tables when you least expect it. I eventually saw through their brilliant subterfuge, but it was a near thing.
Linspire is pitching its desktop Linux distro to a tough crowd. Is it also courting trouble by bending a cardinal security rule? Or do the old rules no longer make sense in a market where many desktop Linux users are buying their first computer?
The recent worm attack that hit thousands of MySQL installations reflects a growing trend in the malware world. This worm doesn't exploit a weakness in the MySQL code--it exploits lazy admins who could protect themselves with one simple step.
It's been a rough week for Chairman Bill. The European Parliament on Wednesday shot down an effort to legalize software patents which could have won Microsoft a king's ransom in licensing fees--and lawmakers swung the axe just hours after Bill Gates stopped in for a visit.