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Microsoft Windows OneCare Live launches in June for an annual fee of $49.95

Microsoft plans to jump in feet first with its first foray into the software antivirus market. The company's subscription-based Windows OneCare Live software will launch in June of this year

Over 20,000 beta testers have been putting the software through the ringer since November of last year. They have provided much needed input for the security suite which offers antivirus and spyware protection, an integrated firewall, backup utilities and performance tuning software.

Microsoft's established competitors aren't sitting idle while the Redmond-based company enters the a market which is expected to top $6 billion by 2008:

Last week, Symantec's CEO John Thompson said the company would make investments to fend off Microsoft and any other potential competitors.

Symantec, the world's biggest security software company, said it plans to offer its own all-in-one subscription-based software product code-named "Genesis" that it expects to introduce later this year.

Microsoft Windows OneCare Live will have a price tag of $49.95 annually for use on up to three machines.

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So irresponsible
By nomagic on 2/7/2006 9:56:37 PM , Rating: 2
Instead not releasing patches or service packs to improve security of THEIR OWN OS , they make security suite!?

Security suites exist because OS is not secure. Now, why dont they go ahead and make their OS secure?

RE: So irresponsible
By Snuffalufagus on 2/7/2006 10:04:56 PM , Rating: 2
You seem to have a good grasp of everything. Why don't you have your own billion dollar company yet?

RE: So irresponsible
By shortylickens on 2/7/2006 10:49:33 PM , Rating: 3
Because like every other American, he found out its easier to piss and moan than to stand up, brush the crumbs off his fat belly and head outside to make the world a better place.

RE: So irresponsible
By czarchazm on 2/7/2006 11:22:07 PM , Rating: 2
Hey, I resent that. 'Sec, let me get some chips. "HONEY, COULD YOU PLEASE FETCH THE DORITOS?"

RE: So irresponsible
By mxzrider2 on 2/8/2006 1:47:38 AM , Rating: 1
now i know that many americans fit in your saying, but you cant stereo type it on everything. so shut up cuz u did the same thing about him. go take him to the gym and whip him into shape, now i am doing something about u *gets gun.

RE: So irresponsible
By segagenesis on 2/8/2006 6:51:58 PM , Rating: 2
So we just tossed out the First Amendment because someone disagrees with you? Billiant.

Now imagine if you owned a car and there was a safety recall because the tires were defective? Or any other product that had issues with it? (You should know what im talking about) Your supposed to put up with that now these days? You had better pray to God that nothing breaks in your household ever.

You pay money for a product, and if that product is defective you should either get a refund or an exchange for a working one. It's not his job to fix the security vulnerablities in Windows. Is it yours?

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