The silence of Microsoft #heartbleed ... @ConversationUK ...

After seeing an astute post on my recent the conversation article. I have to agree, Microsoft (amongst others) have been very quiet. In fact I would go so far as to say that it is quite an admirable position. As over the years the Open Source community have not been silent in their critique of the many issues the large proprietary software vendors have unleashed via their many products.

Yet, here we are with quite a biggy, something that Microsoft could easily go yah boo sucks at. But instead they remain silent. Why, because whilst they know that they are in a glass house and will refrain from any stone lobbing. The whole issue is doing its own PR work for them.

I am an avid supporter of open source, but I also support a realistic view of the industry. It surprises many when I share that I use Windows, Mac and Linux, preferring the Mac as it tends to require the least effort.

No doubt other issues will be discovered; do doubt that someone will find another hole in a Microsoft operating system. But for the time being, the open source community has been dealt a reality pill.
 

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