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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makes sense
by Nex6 on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:51 UTC
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this, is a good move for intel, McAfee is a huge company and has other things other then AV. like the encryption stuff, they use to own all the PGP stuff. the retain rights of use, and they still own all the orig server side stuff, and command line stuff etc.

also, the software channel and existing user is huge.

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