Windows code signing

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Fri Jan 14 14:16:33 EST 2011

In a sense, all retailers work like that. If I decide to retail my product for $100, there's no way the retail outlet is going to want to pay that much. They will want to buy it for significantly less. If you want to compensate for what Apple charges to retail your products, simply charge 30% more for it. 


On Jan 14, 2011, at 10:51 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Bob Sneidar wrote:
> > This is one of the reasons we did not switch to Vista or Windows 7.
> > In XP signing was optional. In Vista and 7 it is mandatory. This is
> > akin to malware infecting your computer and then charging you for a
> > utility to "fix" it. It's only slightly better in that it will run
> > without continually nagging you and getting in your way. But it's
> > still an abominable practice.
> Personally, I think that's one of the thing MS did well.
> Security is a real issue on all OSes, and this provide one way to certify that an app is what it says it is for just a one-time fee, without having to give up 30% of your annual income to the OS vendor in perpetuity. ;)
> I wish that was an option for OS X as well.
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> Richard Gaskin
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