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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Symantec says Vista will 'reduce consumer choice'

symantec logoSymantec recently issued a statement stating that Windows Vista will reduce consumer choice in the field of security software. Is Symantec right? And if they are, should this kind of thing concern us? The folks at ArsTechnica dig into the controversy and give us their opinion.

Symantec and Microsoft have always had an uneasy relationship: the former depends on the latter for a platform for its products, yet often finds itself in direct competition with the software giant. Now, with Microsoft's new operating system Vista still on pace for release in January 2007, Symantec is warning that the OS may harm it and other security software companies. In a statement released today, Symantec communications director Chris Paden said that Vista will "reduce consumer choice" when it comes to computer security.

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  • Symantec? Bah. The lamest company ever. Everything they make is an abomination of bloatware, starting from their flagshit Antivirus product. 'nuff said.

    By Anonymous jsaltz, at 5:24 PM  

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