This is a story about a Panda and a Fox. The Fox’s job was to write amazing software, and for years he performed this job quite well and without hindrance. He could build royalty-free EXEs quickly and easily, until the 7th version of Windows arrived and put a small hurdle that the Fox had to jump through when building EXEs…he had to be run as “Administrator.”
One day a Panda arrived to protect the kingdom. His task was to keep viruses from getting through the gates, like a dreamcatcher for malware. It turned out the previous virus-catcher was stealing memory and talked too much, so he was replaced with this Panda. The Panda promised to work quickly and in the “cloud,” a new way of keeping memory usage low and virus definitions up-to-date.
After the arrival of the Panda however, the Fox started acting weird. Even though he was running as administrator, he could no longer create these EXEs. The message “File cannot be read.” kept coming up. He didn’t know what to do! He searched the land for a solution and the sage man at Foxite suggested putting the Panda in a cage while creating the EXEs. And this worked!
But he didn’t want to put the Panda in a cage every time he needed to create an EXE, since he might forget to let him back out again to protect the kingdom against malfeasance. So he sent a message to the Panda’s owner asking if they had a better idea. And lo, it came to pass almost immediately that the Panda learned not to interfere with the Fox’s work. Was this some magic that happened in the so-called cloud? The Fox may never know, but he’s happy to have this resolved so he may go about his business.