Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Archive > Archives of Old Posts > MacBytes.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 28, 2003, 05:13 PM   #1
macrumors bot
Join Date: Jul 2003
Bill Gates interview about Longhorn

Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: Bill Gates interview about Longhorn

Posted on MacBytes.com

Approved by arn
MacBytes is offline   0
Old Oct 28, 2003, 06:46 PM   #2
macrumors member
Join Date: May 2002
Sound familiar?

Sure. I think the idea that your address book should be usable by other applications, that your calendar should be accessible by other applications--that is a big part of Longhorn, because we move those rich user schemas down into the platform so that applications can all get at presence and phone numbers and annotate the address book, instead of things like each application having its own address book.
johnpg is offline   0
Old Oct 28, 2003, 06:55 PM   #3
macrumors 68000
pgwalsh's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Send a message via Yahoo to pgwalsh
Could he blow some more marketing smoke up are azzes
pgwalsh is offline   0
Old Oct 28, 2003, 07:22 PM   #4
macrumors 6502
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
i want to say no, but somehow, he always finds some way to top himself...
13'' MacBook Pro, 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo, 8 GB RAM, 500 HDD
iPhone 5s (32 GB)
iPad (16 GB)
iPod Classic (160 GB)
theipodgod16 is offline   0
Old Oct 28, 2003, 11:16 PM   #5
macrumors 65816
eric_n_dfw's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: DFW, TX, USA
Send a message via AIM to eric_n_dfw Send a message via MSN to eric_n_dfw Send a message via Yahoo to eric_n_dfw Send a message via Skype™ to eric_n_dfw
Love this non-answer...

Security is still a major issue for your customers. There were reports last week that some companies were reluctant to enter long-term contracts with Microsoft due to security concerns. What do you tell them about Longhorn that could change their minds?

First of all, I think you are mischaracterizing the reports. We have been very focused on helping customers with their security things, and we weren't even out there really touting these enterprise agreements like we normally do, because we have been very focused on helping people with their firewalls and updating. The two big things that stop propagation are software updating and firewall protection. In terms of keeping the update very small and flowing automatically, there is a lot that we need to do.

On the firewall side, we have articulated exactly how we are going to make that easy to audit and do super well. Our challenge is that because of the density of our systems, we have to block propagation, and the two ways to do that are to make sure people are up-to-date or turn on firewalls. So that's where we have a clear path to go through those things with customers in the coming months, to make sure that they are not having these security problems.
Spoken like the Iraqi Information Minister, eh? "There are no security issues. The Blaster worm and it's 7 other incarnations are all lies."
eric_n_dfw is offline   0
Old Oct 29, 2003, 07:34 PM   #6
macrumors regular
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NYC

Sort of on-topic here...

If I were creating a Linux distribution today, I'd call it Cowboy Linux. Why? First, it does sound cool, but secondly, because cowboys rope, herd, brand, and yes, eat, longhorn cows every day.

Note: Longhorns are a type of cow, so what dumb company would call its OS a cow? "Microsoft Windows Cow Operating System" I like it!
zamyatin is offline   0

MacRumors Forums > Archive > Archives of Old Posts > MacBytes.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
An Emotional Bill Gates Talks About Steve Jobs on '60 Minutes' MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 209 May 15, 2013 09:53 AM
Stephen Colbert/Bill Gates Remix RST Community Discussion 0 Apr 26, 2013 11:51 AM
Epic Rap Battle: Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates. Must Watch! NbinHD Community Discussion 1 Jun 17, 2012 05:56 AM
Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates Redjericho Community Discussion 8 Jun 16, 2012 06:34 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC