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  • shortningdough shortningdough Jan 6, 2005 6:09 PM Flag

    Symantec has a big problem

    Bill Gates machine will flatten symc with FREE software. Why do you think they went after veritas - too late - this baby's going down - why renwew a norton subscription when you can get free software from MSFT

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    • Because Symantec is a good company with proven product and Microcrap can't get anything right - still trying to get an elegant performing OS - how many versions of Windows does is take to get it right?

    • i think you should read more to the news, "free until july31/05".

      way before msft giving away free anti-virus + spyware programs out today, there are lots of effective spyware + anti-virus tools available for download at download.com for free - such as ad-ware, avg, + spybot; also, free online virus scan fr trendmicro and symc.

      these free tools have been available for over 4 yrs now, i do not see why there is a pressure fr msft.

      msft is buying someone's tech and put a msft logo on it...like the IE we are using.

      symc develops it own tech with yrs of research + development back it up....

      storage + anti-virus may not be 100% fitted - how about calling it - unrelated diversification...

      look at msft
      fr a DOS + windows system developer to xbox, hardware, music, programming, database, server applications, etc...

      how about GE
      anything fr light bulbs to plane engines and financing, do they fit?


      msft failed a lot too
      xbox - PS2 have the biggest piece of the mkt, games are way better

      windows 2003 server - i prefer linux fr SCO or suse - much much stablier, no crash for 3 yrs in a row, that win2003 server, crash at least once a mth

      java - lost the battle to sunw...hahaha...love it

      SQL - oracle is way better much bigger scale and stability

      games - EA is the KING

      enough! my point is whatever msft does, it has its influence over the tech world, but it's not the end of the world. speaking fr a technical POV, msft products are terribly designed, buggy + not user friendly whatsoever.

    • remember Netscape ? ring a bell any dodo out there ?


      for those who dont know, MS made a poor 1st Internet Explorer, gave it for free.

      after a little while there was no more Netscape browser (at least no perceivable % of the market)

      SYMC == NETSCAPE = 2% market share. bad.

    • People like you are why the stock dumped today. People who don't understand the difference between virus removal and virus protection. MSFT released a free (beta) virus removal tool which removed viruses you already have. It is also a beta, which means it is still being tested. And who is doing the testing? All those people to download the free tool and then yell at MSFT for another POC piece of software. This release from MSFT (which is actually built on GIANT technology) is no match for the comprehensive protection offered by SYMC and McAfee.

      This free tool is simply an attempt to get a foothold on user's machines who already own windows. Later, after the beta testing is completed, MSFT will "expire" the beta version and require an update to "full" version which includes more features.... at a cost...and you can bet this cost will be more than $40 that SYMC charges...

    • I am a MSFT shareholder. I don't see how giving away free anti-virus software will benefit MSFT or its shareholders.

      MSFT had better worry about an answer for Linux rather than trying to compete with SYMC in a specialty area.

    • Bill Gates machine will flatten symc with FREE software. Why do you think they went after veritas - too late - this baby's going down - why renwew a norton subscription when you can get free software from MSFT
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      MSFT gives it free, otherwise nobody's gonna buy it, it's a piece of junks, IMHO

      BTW, if you need other free junks, go to download.com ... LOL

 
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