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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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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?


"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller











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