"This will be the safest Windows ever" should be placed right up there with "The check's in the mail," "You're the first -- honest!" and all the other classics.
I'll believe it when I see it.
At the 13th annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), held this week from May 4-7 in Seattle, ................ In his opening keynote address.................., Bill Gates, Microsoft's Chairman and Chief Software Architect, described the hardware and software breakthroughs coming over the next several years, ............He also took time to talk about security. One of the things he pointed out was that the first release (Windows Server 2003) Microsoft did after their huge focus on reducing the vulnerable code base, and changing the compiler had significant less critical security fixes in the first year compared to previous Windows versions (13 versus 42 was mentioned). He still wasn't happy about those 13, and thinks that Microsoft can, through the right kind methodologies, testing tools, probably improve another order of magnitude. Hopefully this will be a good indication for Windows XP Service Pack 2, where a lot of code is being re-compiled with the new compiler.
Let's hope so.