Microsoft finally kills Passport. Long Live Passport

Microsoft this week revealed that it will finally kill off its once-reviled Passport system, which is uses for universal Web logon. Well, they're not really killing it per se, they're just renaming it. In line with its other Windows Live services, Passport will be renamed to Windows Live ID, and will be used to authenticate users on Windows Live, Office Live, Xbox Live, MSN, and other Microsoft services. Passport was first launched way back in 1999 and was originally designed to sit at the middle of a massive suite of services, including the ill-fated "Hailstorm," an attempt by the software giant to bring universal Web logon and other Web services to businesses. But fear not, Microsoft fans, the company hasn't given up: It's developing a technology called InfoCard that, yes, will attempt to provide business users with universal Web logon. They'll get you eventually.
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Anonymous
10:15:44 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

LONG LIVE OPEN SOUCE!

DOWN WITH THE EVIL MICROSOFT EMPIRE!

Moe
11:09:03 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

Comments like this really tell the story of why open source is still living in the past.

Anonymous
12:33:09 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

I suggest you learn to spell first. Then, lower your caps and write something of substance...

Anonymous
18:04:05 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

hey man, you think like a comunist!

are you using windows in this moment?

Justin Voss
10:32:13 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

If MS wanted to make a really good impression, they'd look into using OpenID for this kind of stuff. At the very least, if they should make the API available to languages like PHP, Python, Perl, etc. (they may have already done this: I've never really looked into Passport, I just assumed it's a .NET thing).

Luke
10:45:45 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

...Is the Dark Side stronger?

"No, quicker, easier, more seductive..." - Yoda

Anonymous
10:49:34 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

no offense, but i never liked macs, go linux

Anonymous
11:04:20 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

The name 'passport' struck me as a rip off of a Mac program for such a function, now we have the typical Microsoft Too-Many-Words-to-Describe-Something-That-Could-Have-Been-Done-With-One, name.

Anonymous
13:28:25 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

LONG LIVE OPEN SOUCE!

DOWN WITH THE EVIL MICROSOFT EMPIRE!

I'M NOT THE SAME GUY THAT PUT THE FIRST POST!

Anonymous
18:05:13 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

but you are stupid too. evolution

Anonymous
15:36:12 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

yeah right... same errors and you still didn't find the caps lock key. good try however

Anonymous
16:41:31 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

LONG LIVE OPEN SOUCE!

DOWN WITH THE EVIL MICROSOFT EMPIRE!

I'M NOT THE SAME GUY THAT PUT THE FIRST POST or the second!

Live ID
13:36:00 EST Mar. 12 2006 #

ID for Inteligent Design? Becouse, MS never evolve into something useful.
GO DEVIL! :-)

Anonymous
16:43:57 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

what kind of site is this? This just in: the Pope died yesterday. Well not really, but he got gas after a heavy pasta meal.

Nightshade
17:15:01 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

I think a far better option is the PasswordMaker plugin for FireFox. It really is "one password to rule them all." I have only one password to remember, and it mathematically generates unique passwords for every website I use. It will even auto-fill in username and passwords on designated sites if I so desire [a nice feature when dealing with low-security risk sites].

Anonymous
18:03:20 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

LONG LIVE OPEN SOUCE!

DOWN WITH THE EVIL MICROSOFT EMPIRE!

I'M NOT THE SAME GUY THAT PUT THE FIRST POST or the thrid!

Rahul
20:46:42 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

To each his own I'd say. And no, I'm not die hard MS. I have and still use FC, FreeBSD and WinXP. So we all might as well accept that they would and should exist in harmony rather than naive comments of this or that wins. Like open source? Use it. Don't? Don't use it. Personally since MS is just renaming passport I don't see the point of saying down with the evil empire.

Anonymous
22:20:51 EST Mar. 11 2006 #

What a shitty article. I thought people cared about stuff that matters. We all know that microspft is a greedy money loving company otherwise it would have been eaten by now. Who gives a flying goats nad about what a service is called. I could call it Horatio Menalto for all I care. The people over at microspft do not hink about you or desing or ease of use because they only care about leather and folding it to make wallets. What a bunch of fuching pricks that run this webpage those fuchs.

Anonymous
15:59:17 EST Mar. 13 2006 #

LONG LIVE OPEN SOURCE DOWN WITH. . ...haha im not either one of them but found it funny to read the above comments

Anonymous
18:18:31 EST Mar. 13 2006 #

LONG LIVE MICROSOFT

DOWN WITH LINUX

Anonymous
19:04:16 EST Mar. 13 2006 #

I like microsoft. It is easy to use. I also like windows.

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