Microsoft acquires Wininternals (and by extension, Sysinternals)
Already there are rumblings of fear that the free sysinternals tools are going to disappear, or available only after successfully completing the WGA procedure:
For some the Sysinternals site is proving to be very slow to load, or even failing completely ... this is *not* because the site has been shut down. Simply put, the word is out that Wininternals has been purchased by MS and already some fear that MS will take the tools away, change them, charge for them, etc and I'm betting the Sysinternals site is staggering under the demand of who knows how many people downloading everything they can (whether they use the products or not) just in case it disappears. As for me, I've already got copies of the tools that I need and use. No updated products have been released since 10 July - there's no need for panic downloading.
Mark's sysinternals blog: