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Microsoft buys Winternals Software

#1 User is offline   JamesIEvans Icon

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    Posted 18 July 2006 - 12:22 PM

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    Microsoft on Tuesday said it has bought Winternals Software, a small maker of Windows utility programs, in a deal that the software maker hopes will add key technical talent to its operating system development team.

    Terms of the deal to acquire the Austin, Texas-based company were not announced. Among the software that Winternals offers is a set of freely downloadable tools known as Sysinternals.

    As part of the deal, the software maker is naming Winternals co-founder Mark Russinovich as a technical fellow.

    "I've had my eye on Mark for some time," Jim Allchin, Microsoft divisional co-president, said in a statement. "The work he and Bryce (Cogswell, Winternal's other co-founder) have completed in system recovery and data protection illustrates the depth of thinking and skill they will bring to future versions of Windows. The addition of their deep kernel-level expertise to our existing strong talent will help provide us with the edge we need to continue to raise the quality and functionality bar for Windows on both the client and the server."

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      Posted 18 July 2006 - 12:42 PM

      Mark's blog: http://www.sysintern...-microsoft.html
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        Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:10 PM

        I wonder how long the tools will remain, and I bet the source codes gets pulled pretty quick.

        No doubt they'll both have made a nice profit being bought out though.
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          Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:36 AM

          This is good and bad.
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