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Windows OneCare: Security for (more) money

Topic / Technology

So let me get this straight: Microsoft is rolling out a subscription plan called OneCare for Windows XP protection and PC health tools for $50 per year. Does this sound weird to anyone else? Windows XP was promised to be the most secure operating system available in the first place. Now they’re saying that the upcoming Windows Vista will be the most secure, but how can this be true when they’ve made the same faulty claims about everything they’ve released? In actuality, because they are unable to make their operating systems secure, now they’re charging $50/year to fix it. Why not just make it secure in the first place? Instead, they make an un-secure product, sell it to us, and then charge us to make it secure. Sounds like a good marketing plan to me.

I might try it anyway just because it’s still in beta and is free until it releases in June. Guess I’ll let you guys know how it works out.


Posted on February 8, 2006

  • There is an unwritten rule in marketing that you publicize your worst feature as your best (Circuit City – where service is state of the art, McDonalds – I'm lovin it, etc.) Sounds like that. I personally use AVG by grisoft. It's free and works better than Norton and McAffee.

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