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Intel to buy McAfee for 7.7 billion $.

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Yukikaze, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Yukikaze

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    OMG !!! This is not gonna be good :respect:
  3. WhiteLotus

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    But why?
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    Intel's official intel on the acquisition: Intel to Acquire McAfee

    It will be good for Intel. They are looking at the growth in the mobile market's need for this type of product. If they can incorporate this into the hardware for the cloud and push it off, as, a plus over the other chip makers (ARM, etc.) chips. Mobile market is getting to be dog eat dog and the dog with the best bite wins. Every little marketing tool helps.

    McAfee is a profitable company and has seen growth over the years, so it is not a bad investment on Intel's part.

    It is just my opinion.:)
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    you have a point, a fairly valid one at that, but I still think that it is bizarre for a hardware company to buy a software company.
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    Not if the HW company wants to become more and more a SW company.
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    They should have rather bought over ESET or Kaspersky with that $7.7 billion. :/ McAfee sucks.
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    i agree i don't know anyone who still uses McAfee, maybe on the business side but as a consumer McAfee has been a terrible product. Buy a company with a better product like ESET
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    Maybe the plan was : if running McAfee and the warning that your computer is infected with AMD processor and you should switch to Intel :p: :laugh:
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    Maybe they will make it in to a actual good program.
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    HATERS! I use mcafee still. I used kaspersky and didn't see a damn difference in protection since both missed viruses. Plus I got the security suite mcafee free. Everyone to me just hates them because someone else said so.

    Anyways this seems like a smart move for them, it'll help get anti-virus software in mobile device which really needs it since smart phones are everywhere and will most likely be a gold mine for hackers, plus cars are getting more computerized and can be hacked.
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    Business and mobile devices are where they are going with this ball, for a goal, if they play it right.
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    False positive:p

    Intel must of sneezed and then went...oh i just bought McAfee, o well.

    7.7Billion???? im in the wrong business
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    Posted by btarunr in TPU News, here.

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