[QUOTE=BradWright;2605860]You guys are aware that this is pre-beta, right? It’s like a rough draft of the final product? By the way, Windows Defender, which installs with the Windows 8 Developer Preview, protects your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware. It isn’t an anti-virus program. If you want virus protection, you need to install an anti-virus program.[/QUOTE]
Yes - and that’s reflected in both the post and original story. No one is saying the issues won’t be fixed between now and the official release.
Also, Microsoft has stated that Windows 8 will indeed ship with a built-in anti-virus: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/windows-8-will-ship-with-built-in-antivirus-protection/14757