Intel and McAfee Finalize Acquisition, What Comes Next?

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poee

Intel paid way too much for McAfee. $7.7 billion?!?

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DogPatch1149

What comes next...is a big yawn.  I hope AMD doesn't decide to buy Symantec, or we're all screwed.

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someuid

Whatever Intel thinks up, it will be hacked.  Viruses and rootkits are going to have a new, secure location to install themselves to, and no amount of 3rd party programs will be able to help you find and dig them out.

I am not looking forward to this, simply because I know feature creep and deadlines will leave security vulnerabilities in this 'solution' and the remediation options are going to be ugle.

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Nickompoop

I see two ways this could go: overpriced chips that that cause your computer to move slower than Valve's release schedule, or McAffee could actually end up making good anti-virus software that inegrate seamlessly with Intel hardware.

Ha, like the latter one could actually happen.

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Nickompoop

I see two ways this could go: overpriced chips that that cause your computer to move slower than Valve's release schedule, or McAffee could actually end up making good anti-virus software that inegrate seamlessly with Intel hardware.

Ha, like the latter one could actually happen.

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TechLarry

What happens next?

 

We probably see our first Spyware Infected CPU or Bridge Chip.

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Number Six

Hopefully, Intel will keep anyone from McAfee very far away from their hardware design team, or the Sandy Bridge mishap will be the least of Intel's worries.  Time to invest in AMD, perhaps?

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ShyLinuxGuy

Hopefully Intel will completely redesign McAfee to cut out the bloat and make it more effective. For myself, I'm always going to stick with Avast! for my copies of Windows (it's free, it's lightweight, it's pretty effective), but McAfee is pretty much the status quo in the enterprise. It's not as bad as Norton, but it could use some improvement. And since enterprise trusts McAfee for some obscure reason, it's got to be VERY stable--no crashing OS installs over an update like what happened a while ago.

Norton, on the other hand, is a lost cause. I can't believe people spend money for Norton. Norton is a scam.

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Eddd

Agree right across the board. Much lke Symantec, McAfee has become the butt of crapware jokes and assorted invective over the years. Intel is barking about "new and improved". If the expensive Sandy Bridge chipset stumble is any indication, the big "I" had better get its house in order. (Kudos for Avast here too).

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