Microsoft rumored to be making an offer for Symantec

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  1. kuki68ster

    kuki68ster Registered Member

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  2. Nevis

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    i dont think it vud be possible at last
     
  3. hirudoid22

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    Probably true. A great product worth incorporating into Windows.
    Will it be free as MSE? I hope so.
     
  4. atomomega

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    In case it happens... OF COURSE NOT. Micro$oft style.
     
  5. lordraiden

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    They are following the steps of intel?
    IMO would be a good thing, probably they will release a free AV like MSE and a paid one.
    Also the fussion of excellent technologies, heuristics... will improve the detections even more.
    Anyway Symantec is in a very good position, they dont need it, but for the money that the top people in Symantec would earn with the stocks they would change their mind xD
     
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  6. AnonOT

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    hmm...interesting
    I kinda like it
     
  7. PJC

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    I'd like to see that...:D
     
  8. cruelsister

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    Don't believe it. Buyout rumors for various companies have a habit of showing up very close to the monthly expiration of options (the Sept series expires at the close of trading today).

    An easy way for the House that started the rumor to make money: they sell the Option contracts to speculators. It's unfortunately true that a Sucker is born every minute.
     
  9. funkydude

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    Nothing but rumours, don't see it happening, and hopefully won't. MSE turning into a Symantec product would make me dump AV forever.
     
  10. Ibrad

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    Hmm if this happens

    MSE + Norton Insight + Norton UI/Pulse Updates + Free = A very nice product :D
     
  11. icr

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    +1 with your comment:)
     
  12. buckslayr

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    +2. Would be a pretty formidable product!
     
  13. clocks

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    Other than the free aspect, would it really be much different than NAV?
     
  14. buckslayr

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    To me, and I'm sure a lot of people, free makes a huge difference. As far as functionality, probably not.
     
  15. clocks

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    Well, you guys can dream if you like, but I don't see MS making a multi-billion dollar acquisition to improve their free software offering.
     
  16. Fajo

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    They would not do it so much for the money but for the elimination of Norton and it's services, This gives them the ability to ingrate any part of the program into there existing programs that they want. Along with crush the competition.
     
  17. zcv

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    Seconded.

    The last thing we need as users is the elimination of a competitor.
     
  18. m00nbl00d

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    Giants eating dwarfs. Giants eating Giants. What's next? Some Giant eating smaller Giants. Then the biggest Giants eating the other Giants. What will be left?
     
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    We all learn Linux.
     
  20. the Tester

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    Why bother?
    They already have MSE.
    Unless they are looking at Symantec products as shareware.
     
  21. Kernelwars

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    I know I am no one to say this but I seriously think if they be better making that offer to prevx..again IMO:doubt:
     
  22. CogitoTesting

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    Only one giant, no? :D.

    Thanks.
     
  23. CogitoTesting

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    Ahhh! a better answer than my previous one. I already made the transition. Look at my sig.

    Thanks.
     
  24. Ibrad

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    Microsoft already ate Giant...it became Windows Defender :p
     
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    You never know, After MS acquired RAV they made their AV free for home use.
     
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