Microsoft buys Winternals

There goes our favorite independent toolmaker. Download the free Sysinternals utilities as long as they’re still up! Mark Russinovich comments thusly on his weblog:

So what’s going to happen to Winternals and Sysinternals? Microsoft is still evaluating the best way to leverage the many different technologies that have been developed by Winternals. Some will find their ways into existing Microsoft products or Windows itself and others will continue on as Microsoft-branded products. As for Sysinternals, the site will remain for the time being while Microsoft determines the best way to integrate it into its own community efforts, and the tools will continue to be free to download.

Personally, I remain committed to the Sysinternals and Windows IT pro communities and so I’ll continue to blog here, to write about Windows technologies, and to speak at conferences.

Midnight Son recommends switching to a Mac ASAP.

I recommend switching to a Mac OR Ubuntu. Evolution, baby!

If they replace Task Manager with Process Explorer, all will be forgiven.