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ZDNet UK: Gates Takes a Side-Swipe at Apple, Linux Security

Jan 27, 2004, 17:00 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Loney)

"Microsoft chief software architect Bill Gates took a side-swipe at rival operating systems on Monday, as he reiterated the importance of security for Windows; in particular its next version, which is codenamed Longhorn.

"As the latest mass-mailing worm spread across the Internet on Monday, infecting many tens of thousands of Windows PCs with a program designed to attack the servers of Unix vendor SCO Group on 1 February, Gates stressed the importance of security to his company's products, but said that competing vendors--such as SCO--were courting danger by sitting back..."

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