This is really interesting development of situation with Windows Vista security. In article / interview “Allchin Suggests Vista Won’t Need Antivirus” with Jim Allchin published at BetaNews web site you may read:
During a telephone conference with reporters yesterday, outgoing Microsoft co-president Jim Allchin, while touting the new security features of Windows Vista, which was released to manufacturing yesterday, told a reporter that the system’s new lockdown features are so capable and thorough that he was comfortable with his own seven-year-old son using Vista without antivirus software installed.
Read full article here.
Anyway, Allchin responded and explained situtaion on Windows Vista Team Blog by “Windows Vista: Defense in depth“. Read it here.
Also, long time Microsoft watcher, Mary Jo Foley, concurs. Read article “When Microsoft conspiracy theories spin out of control” published on ZDNet, here.