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Consumer group targets Vista

Consumer group targets Vista

File this under the "hungry for attention" category. A Chicago lawyer who founded the Committee to Fight Microsoft back in 1995 is getting some media buzz for his recent press release calling on Microsoft to withhold the upcoming Vista operating system until the company can guarantee that the OS is 100 percent problem-free.

Andy Martin, who claims he is exploring the idea of running for governor of Illinois in 2006, says in his rant, "Bill Gates sells the public defective products, and then expects us to spend years being his guinea pigs, while he corrects the myriad of defects and vulnerabilities in his defective code."

Other sites, including our own, have picked up the story, mostly because Martin comes off as a bit of a crackpot. But his quixotic quest makes for amusing reading, especially in light of the recent batch of security updates for IE, including a glitch in some of the patches themselves.