Friday, October 06, 2006

McAfee protesting during testing of Vista

From CRM Buyer:

McAfee has added its voice to the clamor of protest against Microsoft’s decision to lock its Vista system kernel against security software firms’ access. Symantec, McAfee and others have lashed out against the software giant for what they view as anticompetitive behaviour.

Vista’s default install is bundled with a firewall and anti-spyware, but not antivirus software. There is an icon that enables the user to subscribe to a free service that includes antivirus support.

Vista is currently in widespread public testing and is due to begin corporate public testing next month. It’s still officially scheduled for public release in January 2007, which is two years off the original schedule. The most recent version of Windows came out in 2001.

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