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Me and Microsoft

A lot of people think that I create viruses because I hate Microsoft or what it symbolizes. That's incorrect. I've used Microsoft's products for many years now, and I'm satisfied with them. When I bought my new desktop PC, I paid extra money for Windows XP without hesitation; and when I decided to buy a PDA, I chose one with a Microsoft operating system. Those who have had close contact with Microsoft research will understand when I say that Microsoft employs the world's leading experts, and a priori those experts cannot do a bad job. Nevertheless, even though the inner design of this firm's products are flawless, the outer implementations mostly aren't. And Windows CE is no exception.

Immediately after playing with my new Pocket PC toy for the first time, I realized that I wanted to learn to create programs for it. And because I like programming on a very low level, I first had to learn the ARM assembly language, because at the heart of my PDA was an Intel XSCALE processor that implements ARM standard instructions.

There was an inevitable few months of delay both because of school and because of other non–virus-related coding. However, after the end of summer term, the holidays came up. Adequate free time is the basic prerequisite to making new programs, and that's why I decided then to start the Pocket PC project. On the Net, I found several ARM assembly guides and official ARM documentation, and in just a few days I thought I was prepared for coding in it. The only programs that are written completely in assembly language these days are computer viruses, so I let one arise....

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