Security software shootout

Thursday, 17 February 2005, 2:46 PM EST

Symantec Chief Executive John Thompson claims he doesn't think an awful lot about Bill Gates, but Thompson sure spends a lot of time talking about Microsoft's chairman. In fairness, it doesn't seem as though Thompson has much choice.

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, an annual tech confab that in the last 10 years has gone from an informal gathering of encryption gurus to one of the industry's biggest events, Gates delivered an early morning speech on Feb. 15 that amounted to a rundown of how Microsoft plans to make its software more secure.

By Sarah Lacy at Business Week.

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