Mary Jo Foley at Microsoft Watch weighed in on Jim Allchin’s statement we mentioned yesterday that Microsoft would not be bundling an antivirus product in Windows Vista. While Allchin’s statement wasn’t particularly surprising, what has been odd is that Microsoft has always been insistent that its OneCare antivirus product (currently in beta) would never run on Vista. Apparently Foley’s article stuck a nerve, because:
(Update: Microsoft officials told us after this article was published that Microsoft will do a version of OneCare for Vista users “in the future.” A spokeswoman provided no further details on timing or features.)
And speaking of OneCare, the beta drew some fire yesterday for a security hole it leaves in its firewall component.