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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anti fail
by xaeropower on Thu 19th Aug 2010 20:47 UTC
xaeropower
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"I've never been a particular fan of security companies like McAfee, because they have the tendency to needlessly scare the living daylights out of people"

Agreed. Most of their home/business/enterprise products just as bad as malware when you want to remove them from your computer.

Antivirus companies are money oriented, they care more about the profit than producing actually good and useful products, not to mention how they bully with each other. You can always see their vulgar ads on their sites about how their competitors failed to counter xyz threats...

Would be better if people were start using linux instead of paying for companies like mcafee for their crapware.

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