Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 17:54 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Intel Chalk this one up on the 'uh, what?'-list of acquisitions. Intel announced today that it has acquired Mcafee, the security and antivirus company we all know and love. The press release is a bit vague on why, exactly, Intel made this rather odd acquisition.
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RE: Not good
by vivainio on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:19 UTC in reply to "Not good"
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Now we will have resource hogging junk running at the hardware level too. ;)


That's where it would belong in a sane world.

Think of this - where do you think most of the computer time is spent these days?

Compiling? Rendering?

For a corporate Windows desktop, virus scanning is a huge resource drain. Imagine if Intel had a hardware solution to make that drain unnoticeable? And AMD didn't?

Done right, it could be more noticeable than 1ghz clock difference in practical real world use.

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