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Old August 19, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by _dangtx_ View Post
interesting move. they want to bundle mcafee with their chips ? would be a 'free gift' for the consumer..perhaps
I don't quite think their purpose of dropping $7.68 billion on a company was just to provide free copies of anti-virus to people

Much larger things at play here. Intel has pushed security and protection on the hardware level for a long time; things like Execute Disable Bit, TXT, their anti-theft features etc.

Acquiring McAfee may just allow them to integrate a very well established and robust software feature and control into hardware side of things for the complete package.

On the consumer level, I wouldn't forsee it making a huge impact, but for enterprise and business, it could be revolutionary imo.
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