Microsoft announced yesterday that they are buying Sysinternals a company ran by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell. The first thing that came to my mind is “Wow, this will mean that we will have more free and cool tools to play with”. I have used few of the Sysinternals tools so far and am very happy with them and they for sure made my life easy from time to time.
Marm developed Rootkit Revealer which he then went on to reveal Sony’s incomprehensible use of a root kit against its own customers. Mark joins as a “Technical Fellow” at Microsoft. Looks like Mark’s site is loaded today as it is very slowly responding, but it’s still on so far. Mark writes about this news on his blog.
Congratulations to Mark and his new employer Microsoft.