Microsoft's Vista OS is going to almost instantly transform the market for all things OS, if the market share of all the other Windows operating systems is anything to go by. Businesses like Symantec and McAfee have made tidy little businesses out of protecting people from holes in Windows security. Well, they think they've been frozen out of a chance to offer virus and firewall protection for Vista, and they don't like it. And they took a full page ad out in The Financial Times to say so:
Microsoft was on the losing end of a decision from the European Commission over holding a monopoly on their OS already. Their competitors hope success in forcing Microsoft's hand before will enable them to get Microsoft to let them see their kernel, or end up in the clink this time, too.