ryanskev writes with news from RSA Europe, where a Microsoft VP spoke bluntly about the lock-down that will apply to 64-bit Vista
. From the article: "Microsoft will operate 64-bit versions of Windows Vista as a tabernacle, with the kernel as the holy of holies, where only its own high priests of security may venture."
While Microsoft has seemed to be making some concessions to the likes of Symantec and McAfee, considerable doubt remains
as to their ultimate future.