Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Spy Box Added to Windows

Microsoft to add 'black box' to Windows
By Ina Fried, CNET News.com
Published on ZDNet News: April 26, 2005, 4:00 AM PT

SEATTLE--In a move that could rankle privacy advocates, Microsoft said Monday that it is adding the PC equivalent of a flight data recorder to the next version of Windows, in an effort to better understand and prevent computer crashes.

"Think of it as a flight data recorder, so that any time there's a problem, that 'black box' is there helping us work together and diagnose what's going on," Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said during a speech at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference here.

Personalized experiences of debugging my intellectual property. No thanks! I love the bit about better understanding and preventing computer crashes. They wrote the code and now they have no clue why it sucks so bad. Yet another reason to 'switch' ... to linux.

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