Friday, May 10, 2002

Microsoft Remedy Hearings: Allchin Explains Genesis, Scope of Trustworthy Computing "Under questioning during cross-examination at the Microsoft remedy hearings, Allchin said that it was he, not Gates, who originally came up with the Trustworthy Computing idea. ... Allchin admitted that the initiative doesn't cover previous Windows releases. When Holley asked Allchin whether the initiative covers Windows 9x, for example, Allchin said that those OSs are "very, very old" and that customers concerned about security wouldn't want to use such products. "I think that's fairly well known," Allchin said. "Most of the customers, certainly in the corporate space, are moving to Windows 2000. [Win9x] is just a very, very old system."

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