MS rootkit? Did MS not learn anything from Sony?

By | June 10, 2006

I've looked at the rootkit software that troubled Sony.

This caused a big stink, now I think MS is going the same way. I realize that they should try to protet their IP, but at what cost to my privacy? Do you still want to upgrade?
I've got nothing to hide but still, I don't want backdoors in my system, I don't want to turn on my pc and find an Oh, sorry! Your system isn't working today! I need reliability in my work, not flakiness. I need security, not risks and spyware. I need trust, and it seems MS is undermining that element of trust.

Should I be installing Linux on my systems? Well, rootkits, spyware and phoning home tactics are making me think twice.