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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Optimisation?
by anarchisttomato on Fri 20th Aug 2010 07:14 UTC
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2010-05-17

I guess the only link I could guess at, is that McAfee is very popular (dare I say ubiquitous), but also very resource intensive. Maybe it's another one of those unfair plays of optimising the software for a particular processor, so consumers will be scared into "doing the sensible thing" of buying the software-hardware combo the powers that be tell them to?

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