[ale] Microsoft strikes again
esoteric at 3times25.net
Fri Apr 30 20:19:12 EDT 2004
Emil P. Man wrote:
> Preston Boyington wrote:
>> Geoffrey wrote:
>> : I was doing a bit of searching for anti-virus software that runs on
>> : Linux and found the following:
>> : : "Due to the acquisition of RAV's IPR (Intellectual Property
>> : Rights) by
>> : Microsoft Corp., GeCAD Software SRL is currently engaged in a
>> : strategic reorganization of its operations, which includes scaling
>> : down and discontinuation of its anti-virus related business. More
>> : details at: http://www.ravantivirus.com/pages/shownews.php?i=153 .
>> : : As part of this process please be informed that RAV AntiVirus online
>> : and direct sales ceased September 3rd, 2003."
>> : I remember when this happened. Speculation at the time was twofold:
>> 1) M$ was acquiring and removing Linux based "obstacles" from it's
>> projected market 2) M$ now has the ability to offer native virus
>> protection in its next release (possibly Longhorn?) effectively
>> cutting out the need for Norton/McAffee. This would also be seen as a
>> leveraging point with M$ virus backlash in the press ("this would not
>> have happened if <company in question> had kept their M$ VirusScan
>> Mainly I remember how remarks were pointing to RAV with their apparent
>> ease of being bought out...
> I doubt they would be able to pull the second one off. It would start
> the Anti-Trust, monopoly thing all over again for them. I'm sure Norton
> wouldn't stand by and watch that happen.
What anti-trust monopoly thing? Oh yeah, that joke....
Until later, Geoffrey Registered Linux User #108567
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