I do *not* believe Ballmer just said that...
From PCWorld: Microsoft assesses Linux, Google
I realize it's his job to be a rah-rah guy for the company... But in the software industry (and if you're Microsoft specifically), Ballmer can't *really* believe what he said here:
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer believes the company has ironed out all of the security problems in its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system so that users can consider adopting it the first day it is released. For the most part.
"Most people will trust it from day one on their home computer, and then they will have to decide about their corporate [PC]. I encourage you to get it early but I must be honest among friends," Ballmer joked Wednesday before an audience of IT professionals and analysts at Gartner's Symposium and ITxpo 2005 here this week.
Ballmer thinks that all security issues have been resolved in Vista??? *NO* software of substance is free of any and all security issues. Microsoft's track record is abysmal in this area. And Ballmer expects us to believe that a significant rewrite of their flagship OS is going to withstand any and all attempts to exploit security?
Three months after the official release, I'll bet there'll be a major security outbreak that will have Microsoft scrambling to issue patches. And I'm probably being overly generous in my time estimate.