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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Not good
by Zifre on Thu 19th Aug 2010 17:57 UTC
Zifre
Member since:
2009-10-04

This doesn't sound good...

Now we will have resource hogging junk running at the hardware level too. ;)

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RE: Not good
by vivainio on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:19 in reply to "Not good"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


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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RE[2]: Not good
by pabloski on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:28 in reply to "RE: Not good"
pabloski Member since:
2009-09-28

I agree but http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207576021

Why not kaspersky then? Kaspersky already has the technology.

Mcafee is not so good after all, it is a mediocre antivirus.

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RE[2]: Not good
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:38 in reply to "RE: Not good"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

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

The way I see it, McAfee's garbage doesn't belong anywhere on my machine. If I really felt I needed virus protection, I still wouldn't use theirs--I'd rather use Microsoft's own Security Essentials (which was mentioned in the article). It's the most decent program I've found, and free, no nags... and it won't leave you screwed and in danger after the X-year "subscription."

Not everyone is a dumbass needing "protection" (if you can even call it that; more like a false sense of security) from viruses, so if it's in the hardware, it should be PURELY optional. As in, not even built into the hardware by default, with a "special" version of the chip for those idiots that think they need it and want to waste the extra money.

People need common sense and self control. Not f***ing anti-virus software. It's cheaper (free) and far more secure.

Edited 2010-08-19 22:47 UTC

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RE[2]: Not good
by TusharG on Fri 20th Aug 2010 03:08 in reply to "RE: Not good"
TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

I like your comments "You are optimist!"

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