I think this is just an excellent example the
sophistication of microsoft's FUD machine. They are
true masters, I can't speak to MS innovations in the
technical arena, but they have an uncanny ability to
disparage and create fear (uncertainty and doubt) in the
most subtle and innvovative ways.
in reply to (OT) The Stupid Leading the Blind, or Is It Just Me?
as far as symantec, this tag-teaming by partners is so
ingrained over the years that I feel all microsoft has to do
is plant the seed and any number of industry pundits
will intuitively pile on.
this isn't that much different that putting friendly warnings
when encoutering DR-DOS in Win 3.x, or recompiling windows and releasing
it as an anti-pirating fix in order to slyly move the entry-point IBM was using
in OS/2 for Windows (which was immediately broadcast by PCWeek, Computer/InfoWorld,
and others as a major "bug" in OS/2)
I truly think it's a "badge of honor" for Perl to have MS FUD'ing it, it means
Perl is a real player
anyway, my $.02 on an excellent Meditation...