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Ex-Mozilla security boss Window Snyder has joined Apple. Snyder, who worked at Mozilla between 2006 and 2008, and is credited with making Firefox's security response more professional, joins Apple after a spell in consulting. Prior to joining Mozilla, Snyder worked at Microsoft where she acted as security lead on Microsoft …

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  1. Steve Evans

    WTF?

    Where do these people get their names?

    Honestly, there's one thing having a foreign name, but I seriously doubt there is any country on the planet where Window would be classed as normal.

    Well apart from in America.

    1. Damo

      Weird names

      I used to have a guy called Bacon (he was from Zimbabwe) work for me. So Window ain't unique in being weird.

      1. Michael H.F. Wilkinson

        There are quite some

        Odd Persons in Norway for that matter (actual name, no joke)

  2. Marvin the Martian
    Happy

    And that surname?

    The surname means "cutter" in Dutch (from where it comes), so it's "Window(s) cutter" actually factually.

    1. Steve Evans

      Ah...

      So you mean she has a secret identity?

      Diamond Bit?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    I hope there won't be any snyde comments

    about opening windows into Apple security

  4. David Simpson 1
    Joke

    Pun Alert

    She tried to join Microsoft but they saw straight through her.

    1. Fatman
      Pint

      RTfA

      I get the pun!

      But, if you read the article, she worked for M$ before she joined Mozilla.

  5. Majid

    Thanks El-Reg!

    For this earth-shattering news. This will definately change the it-world as we know it.

    Let me tell you another horrific story: heard through the grapevine that Steve Ballmer has an Apple tree in his garden!!

    sshhtt.. don't tell anyone, the it-world will never recover.

    1. Semihere
      Joke

      ...and allegedly...

      ...he also has a Gnome under that fruit tree. I've personally heard him singing opera to the gecko that lives in the apple tree whilst wearing his favourite red hat and walking his yellow dog around the chrome sandbox.

  6. Captain Save-a-ho
    Joke

    List of unapproved kid names

    Names guaranteed to get your kid's ass kicked on a daily basis at school:

    1. Outlet

    2. Coupler

    3. Tensionrod

    4. HVAC

    5. Floorjoist

    6. Kitchensink and Kitchencounter (they were twins)

    7. Lugnut

    8. Shuttle

    9. Ethel

    10. Kickmehard

    1. Brian Scott

      or the very famous...

      Robert'); Drop Table Students; --

      http://xkcd.com/327/

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Huh?

    Is this a a story just because of her name?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      This is the reg

      They do stories on much much less :D

      Just thank god its not a slow news day.

    2. Cameron Colley

      RE: Is this a a story just because of her name?

      Erm, no. It's a story because she's worked for MS and Mozilla before this, and because she's supposed to be good at her job -- oh, and she's relatively famous as IT people go.

  8. Ramazan

    microsoft windows--

    one window less at microsoft

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Perhaps the "Conception" Theory of Naming?

    Meet Window's siblings: Backseat, Couch, and Stairwell.

  10. rcdicky
    Stop

    If the puns continue...

    I'm reporting the lot of ya lol

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    i wonder

    Which part of Window opens :D

    i will just get me coat :p

  12. Wyrdness

    A photo

    Here's a photo of Window, wearing a BSOD t-shirt:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2346/2084632446_b08c61e971.jpg

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