Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Jan 2006 17:57 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Google As expected, Google on Friday announced several new products. "Google Pack, a bundle of software from Google and other companies that was announced by the Web giant on Friday, is aimed squarely at consumers. But Google's goal is to be the front end for everything people do on a computer, and enterprise use is not far off, analysts and solution providers said." Google also enters the video-on-demand business: "Google announced a service Friday that will let people rent or buy downloadable videos online, including classic and contemporary CBS television shows and NBA basketball games."
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Good thing
by th3rmite on Sun 8th Jan 2006 00:46 UTC
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I think this is a good thing that they are including some software that Joe Snuffy will recognize. Alot of people have heard of Norton, and seeing it alongside software like Firefox, will help spread it's popularity. Also it's 6 months of updates for the Noton Antivirus, which I think is fair. As far as I've seen ALL full featured antivirus software slow your computer down. Plus there is the remove option underneath it as well.

All in all I think this is a good deal.

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RE: Good thing
by Celerate on Sun 8th Jan 2006 01:06 in reply to "Good thing"
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"Alot of people have heard of Norton"

Yeah, complaints about Norton do get around. As someone who's used it I can tell you I'll never use it again. Even getting it for free as an OEM product on my computer was paying too much for it.

What drives me nuts about Norton is when it finds a virus and then says it cannot remove it because the OS is already using the file. No other AV solution has ever choked on the Windows file lock mechanism on me like that in all my years using computers.

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