This page - http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut00...vista_cost.txt - is written by a well-known and respected security expert. I don't have the background to evaluate the things he's saying. It may strike more of an alarmist tone than it needs to; I don't know. There are people whose opinion I value who take this very seriously. It's enough to make me look to other platforms than Windows for my music-making in the future.
I'd be grateful to know what folks here think about this.