Microsoft to buy MacAfee?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by meneer, Jun 22, 2004.

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  1. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    I only know about this:

    Bucharest, June 10, 2003 – GeCAD Software has announced a definitive agreement with Microsoft Corp., of Redmond, Wash., USA, by which Microsoft will acquire GeCAD’s antivirus technology. Microsoft has stated its intention to integrate GeCAD’s technology into products and services that will help secure customers.

    “The opportunity to integrate GeCAD technology into Microsoft’s future antivirus efforts is a big step not only for us but for the entire Romanian I.T. industry,” said Radu Georgescu, President of GeCAD. “Microsoft’s choice of a Romanian technology attests to the tremendous software development potential in this country.”
     
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    Whoa. If that does happen, I will trash mcafee for good and never lay a hand on any of thier products and never recommend thier software and not have to much nice things to say about them lol.
     
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    cool :cool:
     
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    Certainly not the most promising of proposed mergers, from a user's point of view.

    I'm reminded of the ongoing merger-talks between Yahoo and AOL not that far back, which mercifully quietly died off somewhere along the line. If that one had gone through, I have a horrible feeling it would have spelled the end of the internet, at least as we know it.
     
  7. chiphead

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    Thank God i never bought McAfee. I was actually thinking about it at one time. I'm just sooooooo glad i didn't.
     
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    lol if this is true then i hope i'll see a dual engine RAV+McAfee scanner from Microsoft. should be a good product. if you look at their records you'll see both are wonderful products. i used them both. but if i see that Security Center bundled with it i'll probably puke.
     
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