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[3]: Not good
by jgagnon on Fri 20th Aug 2010 13:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not good"
jgagnon
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In all fairness, Intel could work wonders with McAfee's software base and make it run a LOT more efficiently, which I'm assuming they will do. Not only that, they might be able to take some of the ideas from the inner workings and help make their chips more "virus proof" or at least help localize the potential damage (like the virtualization instructions).

I wish Intel had bought Sun instead of Oracle. A MUCH better idea in the long run that McAfee, but there is still a lot of good that can come from this acquisition.

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