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    Windows anti-spyware to come free of charge

    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5...=zdfd.newsfeed

    "Just as spyware is something that we have to nip down today, we have decided that all licensed Windows users should have that protection at no charge," Gates said.
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    Sweet! Thats what I'm talking about.

    Now... all they need is a MMC snap in to manage them all from one place.
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    at first i thought it was cool, but it seems like more hassle when you start thinking of all the virii that will get written to sabotage it. There's already that bankash? is it? out there. and it's been out less than a month.

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    Originally posted here by phishphreek80
    Now... all they need is a MMC snap in to manage them all from one place.
    What the hell do you think they'll be charging for?!? "You want to manage all of those remotely? Let's see, that'll be...well, why don't you just bend over and take it in the keester as a down payment, then we'll talk about service contracts."
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    Originally posted here by phishphreek80
    Now... all they need is a MMC snap in to manage them all from one place.
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    Ah, now that's gonna cost ya...M$ will surely charge for that.
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    It is refreshing M$ has come to their senses...at least for now.

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    Yah eh? The classic 'pusher' technique - get the masses hooked on your product, then charge for licensing, updates, the works. Somehow I wouldn't put it past Bill.
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    free? bull butter, the day anything microsoft makes something free will be the day...


    ...well i dont know what will happen on that day, because that day will never come!
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    they dont have a choice but to make it free if they want people to use it. I think it is a great program, but im sure they will release a "free version" and a "enterprise/small business/not free with cooler stuff" version
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    in other words

    'free' version = crappy broken version
    pay version = normal version
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    hey...you get what you pay for.
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