Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Okay, what's going on?!

Am I dreaming? Has hell frozen over? Was I mysteriously transported to an alternate dimension?

I arrived home from work today to find that my SysAdmin subscription included a free 180-day evaluatoion copy of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. Then this shows up in Slashdot along with an announcement that MS is going to include their own virus scanner in the next XP service pack. Given that anti-virus research tends to be based on being able to quickly analyze malicious code, this could turn into an expensive process (but it's something that they should have done years ago).

Is it me or is MS suddenly working with us (hybrid network users/admins/managers) rather than around/over/through/in spite of us?