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January 8, 2007 12:58 AM
Posted by Brier Dudley
LAS VEGAS -- The first vulnerability report isn't enough to judge the security of Windows Vista, Jim Allchin told me and CNet's Ina Fried at a reception following Bill Gates' keynote.
Perfection is an elusive goal with complicated software, he noted, after having a chat with New York Times reporter John Markoff, who made a splash with a Christmas Eve story about Vista vulnerabilities. Later stories by other outlets said it's not that critical.
"It's not perfect,'' Allchin said. "But it's a huge step forward."
Allchin said it will take time for people to understand how much security has improved in Vista.
"History will tell that story, not the first issue,'' he said. "Give me two years and then look back because that's what it's going to take."
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