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"
Clinton
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2005-07-05

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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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by tweakedenigma on Wed 19th Nov 2008 03:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
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2006-12-27

I gotta agree. I'm not a big Microsoft fan but this is something that should be included with Windows. Although I'm sure the Likes of Symantec and Mcafee will be tossing the word anti-trust around on this.

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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by Ventajou on Wed 19th Nov 2008 20:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
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2006-10-31

In the good old dos 6 days, they were giving a free AV with the system. IIRC it was a limited version of norton antivirus. So it wouldn't be the first time they did it.

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