My 2c worth.
I'm sure M$ will really be buying a firewall company.
I cannot believe that a software company who appear not to know about
formal method design could even build a secure firwall. Sorry to Paul et al
at M$ who seem to be working hard to ensure the security reputation of NT,
but I have not seen many major OS vendors who have a good firewall - the
two just don't seem to mix.
The problem? fancy graphics and user functions have no place in a server
platform - if you've used memphis you'll understand where NT is going...
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