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Microsoft stops Windows development

Microsoft stops Windows development

The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft has stopped development of future versions of Windows for the time being so that it can devote all of February to troubleshooting older versions of Windows only. The main aim is to plug numerous security holes.

According to the head of the Windows department, Jim Alchin, just bothering to search your Windows code for security holes. Microsoft is thus taking into account its new course, which is no longer aimed at ever larger and better functions, but rather on security and data protection. This course was only recently touted as 'Trustworthy Computing' by founder Bill Gates. In the past, Microsoft struggled with a bad reputation for security and is now apparently trying to get rid of this reputation by all means. In fact, Jim Alchin is so confident and believes that every security hole will be found and fixed. If Microsoft does not want to suffer a crash landing with the introduction of .NET, this step is also extremely advisable.