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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Microsoft to Offer Free Security

Failing to secure a sizable share of the anti-virus market, Microsoft has decided to offer free anti-virus and security beginning next year.

Microsoft's catch-all anti-virus and PC management suite, OneCare, garnered less than 2% of teh already flooded security market. The corporation will cease selling it in June 2009. A new suite of security tools, codenamed Morro, will replace it for free. Morro has fewer features, touted as a "no-frills" security solution, but will be free and works with XP and Vista.

Because of its small size and low system resources usage, Microsoft says Morro is particularly suitable for laptops and those with low-bandwidth Internet connections.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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