OneCare Live to go Live in June for $50


Kevin Remde is talking about OneCare Live pricing: $49.99 per year, protecting up to 3 PC's. To thank everyone for testing the beta, Microsoft will offer the first year of OneCare at $19.99 to its beta friends. Anotherwords, go sign up for the beta today 🙂 This certainly deals a new hand to the Norton franchise that has for years pushed their collection of broken paranoia (I don't dare associate "security" with Norton brand) software for $99 / year. I know I am not alone at this but I for one do not feel I should be paying for antivirus software. The backup, firewall, etc – Do you take Amex? But to pay for flawed software design, thats what I thought the actual Microsoft Windows XP license was for! You can't double charge me for a broken OS and fixes, thats like Cisco trying to charge me for drivers. Oh! P.S. Fifth blog post today, and its only 3:40 AM. I must be getting that Susan Bradley disease. I've even run out of creative title ideas.

2 Responses to OneCare Live to go Live in June for $50

  1. kris says:

    This is what I run all over the place, it is an awesome home-user product. Reminds you to backup, walks you through idiot-friendly wizard and not NTBackup stuff that is foreign to end users.

    Highly recommended.

  2. What I really have a problem with is the subscription model, where your virus software stops working (or stops recieving updates) if you don’t keep paying. It’s one of the reasons I have the Corporate version of Symantec Antivirus, which unlike the consumer “Norton Antivirus” doesn’t suck. Plus When your contract for the corporate version runs out (as mine has as of a few months ago) the software continues to work and update.

    Of course your typical consumer doesn’t have 5 or more PCs so it really isn’t a viable option for them (price wise).

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