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Offline wyrmrider

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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2008, 05:03:51 AM »
ANY US anti trust restraint of trade implications
any blip on the radar of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
unfair competition
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2008, 05:38:15 AM »
ANY US anti trust restraint of trade implications
any blip on the radar of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
unfair competition
Where's Teddy Roosevelt when we need him?

Symantec is a US company.
PC Tools is Australian (technically Irish).

I don't think the FTC (or Theodore) has a problem with that!
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2008, 11:56:20 AM »
There's no need to get emotional IMHO. Symantec is a big company like many others, you can buy its stock on NASDAQ and of course, the main and only reason why it exists is to generate revenue for its investors.

And from that perspective, I believe they're doing a decent job.

Remember, competition is good. Now it's our turn to come up with something even more interesting (product-wise).

BTW, I'd say NAV 2008 (and 2009) is quite a nice product actually. Again, let's try to be unbiased for a while and look at the product without looking at its name.


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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2008, 01:18:16 PM »
BTW, I'd say NAV 2008 (and 2009) is quite a nice product actually. Again, let's try to be unbiased for a while and look at the product without looking at its name.


well i agree with u on that...NAV 2008(havent tested 2009) is really effective on detecting and removing viruses...it aslo has an effective antispyware...the only cons that makes me go away of it is the memory usage which is huge and that it never gets unistalled successfully...it almost always needs the unistall tool... :P otherwise it would be a very nice AV..
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2008, 03:57:06 AM »
Now it's our turn to come up with something even more interesting (product-wise).
Go ahead... we're expecting it (quite a long time).

BTW, I'd say NAV 2008 (and 2009) is quite a nice product actually. Again, let's try to be unbiased for a while and look at the product without looking at its name.
Well... history teaches us something...
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Sorry, I've tried but I can't, it over me, I can't be unbiased to Symantec...
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2008, 10:10:51 AM »
Tech,

I would say that Vlk has a professional standing as a representative of Alwil and in the industry in general and that his perspective should be understood in that context and respected.

However, I am also looking forward to the even more interesting product offering too.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2008, 10:12:42 AM by alanrf »

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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2008, 10:40:57 PM »
Back to the topic at hand:
    
Symantec gobbles up PC Tools

I'll again repeat myself:
Who cares as long as no adverse changes happen.
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2008, 11:21:23 PM »
Tech, I would say that Vlk has a professional standing as a representative of Alwil and in the industry in general and that his perspective should be understood in that context and respected.
For sure I respect his opinion. Never even thought the contrary, and you know ;)

Who cares as long as no adverse changes happen.
I do.
There will be certainly changes... the Symantec pattern is on this way...
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2008, 12:18:04 AM »
Tech,
You worry to much.
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2008, 12:37:23 AM »
i hope avast doesn't sell out is it a private company or is it traded on the stock market ? ???
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2008, 01:17:09 AM »
Tech,
You worry to much.
You're right again... I need to turn off sometimes (or every time ;D).
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