wastingtimewithforums said:
Charles said:
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"I did. They told me: "The E7 blog posts on the topic represent our response. We will not comment further"."

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How smart of them! Meanwhile, look at how the PR catastrophe unfolds:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/igeneration/?p=1826

Quote from the article:

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It would be far easier to explain what the consequences weren’t. If the US defence systems were running Windows 7, at this rate, all-out nuclear war could be a possibility if someone was determined enough and the end-user was unlucky enough.

The fact of the matter is, this vulnerability opens up Windows 7 like a cracked nut; exposing the possibility of a malware attack instigated unknowingly by the end user at any given time. But for the reasoning behind Microsoft’s decision not to fix this unholy flaw not only shows their arrogance, but also their inability to listen to some of the most influential and experienced people on the web.

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Look at the wording! And we all know how journalists love to copy each other. this could turn into a Vista-esque PR-disaster in the long run.

Absolutely. Whatever your opinion of this issue, I think we can all agree that this has hurt Windows 7.