Symantec has decided to sue Microsoft over intellectual property rights related to its Veritas acquisition, which may or may not have been included in the purchase (since MS claims they own them). Some of this technology is supposed to be included in Vista.
If there was any doubt over security companies moves, pending the release of the supposedly re-invigorated (security wise) operating system, well they should now be gone. No wonder John Thompson didn’t seem worried.
I don’t know what Microsoft’s next move will be, other than settle to avoid any more Vista delays. But I also wonder if Microsoft likes these lawsuits, as they just keep on buying security companies.
Almost forgot – John Thompson was touting Macs as well. Go figure.