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The Assimilation of Sysinternals
From: "Dave Korn" <dave.korn () artimi com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 14:16:40 -0000

  Guess what.  

dk () rainbow /tmp> wget -S http://www.sysinternals.com/
--13:42:46--  http://www.sysinternals.com/
           => `index.html'
Resolving www.sysinternals.com...
Connecting to www.sysinternals.com[]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response...
 1 HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
 2 Content-Length: 181
 3 Content-Type: text/html
 4 Location: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx

  Oh look, they've moved it over to microsoft.  Let's take a look

Featured Resources
        File and Disk Utilities Networking      Processes & Threads
        Security Utilities      System Information      Miscellaneous

  Hmmm, looks like pretty much the same old stuff... <browse><browse>... hang
on a minute!  Where's the sources?

Hi, my name is Otto Helweg and I'm very excited to help lead the Sysinternals
community migration as well as help define a plan for Sysinternals growth
going forward. I'm a Program Manager in the Windows Server and Tools division
but my background is heavy IT-Pro (not too much dev) and I look forward to
interfacing[*] with the Sysinternals users.
                                [ . . . ]
Our goal is to smoothly migrate the major Sysinternals site components to
Microsoft services and keep the same level of service the community received
pre-acquisition. Here's how the components are going to match up:

Original Sysinternals Site              Microsoft Service

Mark's Blog                             TechNet Blog - Mark
Yahoo Groups Newsletter         TechNet Blog - Sysinternals
Web Site                                TechNet TechCenter
Downloads                               Microsoft.Com Downloads
Forum                                   TechNet Forum
Source Code                             Not being migrated.

  Woah!  "Not being migrated"?!  Thanks a BUNCH, "Otto".  WTF not?

Source Code: The number of source code downloads didn't justify the migration,
support, and possible integration problems it might cause with other Windows
components down the road.

  Now, how is that for a completely bogus weasel bunch of crap.  Source code
might cause "integration problems [...] with other Windows components"?  Total
bullshit.  Microsoft is simply irrationally allergic to ever letting anyone
see sources for anything and this is like the kind of pathetic blatantly false
rationalisations that neurotics come up with to justify their irrational and
compulsive behaviours.

  Microsoft needs to get into therapy[**].

  In other news:

Installation and User Rights

You may install and use any number of copies of the software on your devices. 
                                [ . . . ]
Scope of License

 You may not
                                [ . . . ]
make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement 

  I must not make more than "any number" of copies of the software?  I'm not
sure if this means I can only make zero copies or if I can make infinite


[*]  - sic.  I /think/ it's a typo for 'interfering'.  ;-)
[**] - I know, I know... this is hardly news to anyone!
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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