Microsoft Acquires Winternals

Press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/jul06/07-18WinternalsPR.mspx
 
Geeks everywhere are scratching their heads, trying to decide whether to rejoice or cry.


Winternals has made their name filling in the gaps in low level systems tools for Windows.  With this move Microsoft has acquired not only some great IP, but awesome talent as well.  I’m guessing that they’re going to incorporate a lot of this functionality into the OS’s, Resource Kits and SDK’s, and make the world a better place for Sysadmins and Developers alike. 
 
Hopefully they’ll let the smart guys from Winternals have some input in how to deliver this capability without crippling it by making it too “user friendly”.

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