Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 19th Nov 2008 02:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft To address the growing need for a PC security solution tailored to the demands of emerging markets, smaller PC form factors and rapid increases in the incidence of malware, Microsoft Corp. plans to offer a new consumer security offering focused on core anti-malware protection.
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RE: Comment by flanque
by Clinton on Wed 19th Nov 2008 03:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
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I'm usually against Microsoft bundling crap with their OS because it is always designed to conquer that particular market; be it browsers, video players, whatever.

In this case, however, I think Microsoft should bundle security software. I think it is immoral to charge the prices they do for their OS and then expect somebody to fork out yet another $40 bucks to protect against security problems.

Unfortunately, I'm sure the companies like Symantec, who have made their fortunes fixing Microsoft's problems, won't be too keen on the idea.

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