|Microsoft Lauches Security Plan for Windows|
|Allison Linn (email@example.com)|
Tue, 30 May 2006 21:57:41 -0500
By ALLISON LINN, AP Business Writer|
Security software makers, the 800-pound gorilla has landed. Microsoft Corp.
The move pits the world's largest software maker head-to-head with longtime
Windows Live OneCare, which will protect up to three computers for $49.95
Windows, which runs on the vast majority of personal computers, has been a
The official release of the OneCare product comes after months of public
But in an interview last week, Ryan Hamlin, general manager for the OneCare
"We'd love for those customers to use our product, and encourage them to,
Microsoft is hoping to gain an edge against Symantec and others by also
McAfee said Tuesday that it was preparing to release a new security service,
Hamlin said he expects the product to be profitable for Microsoft.
He said the company doesn't have any current plans to bundle OneCare into
The OneCare release also comes on the heels of a federal lawsuit Symantec
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Seattle, accuses Microsoft of
Hamlin said Microsoft believes it acted appropriately.
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