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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    The final release of the OneCare Live service will come in June of this year.

    Microsoft today revealed that the final release of the OneCare Live service (currently in public beta testing) will come in June of this year. The service will cost $49.95 per year to protect up to three computers and will include free support by phone, e-mail, or live chat. OneCare aims to help average users protect and maintain their PCs with antivirus, antispyware and firewall protection, backup for essential files, and automatic performance tuning. PC Magazine editors spoke with Dennis Bonsall (Director of Windows OneCare) and Larry Grothaus (MSN Group Product Manager) about OneCare's present status and future direction.

    Source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1921652,00.asp
    Homepage: http://www.windowsonecare.com/[/news]
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    It looks like they charging to fix their fuckups.

    Well, it's a biz so what to expect.

    M$
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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afronaut
    It looks like they charging to fix their fuckups.

    Well, it's a biz so what to expect.

    M$

    Good point Afro , but was reading this :

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    Leaving aside the question of whether consumers will move in droves to pay Microsoft to fix problems that it is at least partly responsible for, the real question seems to be whether the other anti-virus vendors will lower prices and/or change their licensing terms to allow their products to be used on more than one machine.

    That's because Microsoft has said it will allow customers to install the software on up to three different Windows machines, a practice virtually unheard of at that price point in the consumer PC security market.

    Link : http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/secu...oft_antiv.html

    Don't you guys just love competion ?
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    Busyman's Avatar Use Logic Or STFU!!!
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    Say what you want but M$ is good for the consumer.

    Don't people spend about $50 a year on anti-virus software anyway?
    (I'm talking about people who pay)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman
    Say what you want but M$ is good for the consumer.

    Don't people spend about $50 a year on anti-virus software anyway?
    (I'm talking about people who pay)
    pay? what's this "pay" word mean?
    think I've heard it before, can't say I remember what it means....

    people do tend to forget, though, that M$ is more widespread,
    hence a bigger target, hence easier to hit
    don't get me wrong, I've had my beefs with M$,
    but to pin 100% of the blame on them, well, not fair

    anyway, who wants to go over to the software forum for a good ole M$ bashing thread?

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