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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Vista will not ship with antivirus

Instead of implementing AV protection to its new product, as promised, Microsoft is going to sell the anti-virus product unbundled through its OneCare online service, according to Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft’s platform products and services division.

When asked why, Allchin refused to answer, citing complicated reasons.  Anyhow, Windows Vista is going to still be protected -to some level- through Windows Defender.  Also, there will be a built-in firewall capable of filtering suspicious traffic originating from a Vista PC as well as ingress filtering.

http://www.xatrix.org/article.php?s=4274

Posted on 01/29
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