Editorial contributor Tom Nadeau submitted the following editorial to osViews which analyses Microsoft's previous style of "competition" and sees the same trend occurring with software security. He demonstrates that locking out virus prone software is also a strategy for locking out competition."
May 3, 2004
Microsoft's barrier to entry: security signatures
Kelly McNeill writes "Operating system security might best be regarded as the new beige. Everybody's doing it... or at least trying. With new devastating viruses poking their heads around the corner every other month or so, it's no wonder security has become the primary topic of discussion around the water cooler lately.