Allchin Suggests Vista Won't Need Antivirus

During a telephone conference with reporters yesterday, outgoing Microsoft co president Jim Allchin, while touting the new security features of Windows Vista, which was released to manufacturing yesterday, told a reporter that the system's new lockdown features are so capable and thorough that he was comfortable with his own seven year old son using Vista without antivirus software installed.

Allchin's statement came in response to a question about his relative level of confidence that Vista would be more secure than Windows XP SP2. In response, he noted there were key security features added to Vista which could not be added to Windows XP SP2 even though, he said, his people apparently tried to do so. BetaNews | Allchin Suggests Vista Won't Need Antivirus

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