I doubt if either of the last 2 posters have tried Norton recently. Norton, justifiably, used to have a bad reputation as a resource hog. The recent versions are very good. If it is time limited it is because it is a trial version.
The new Norton Internet beta did go public this morning - that`s when the PCA beta testers who volunteered will start testing, so hang on sunnystaines ....
The last three Norton Security testing I have done proved to me that Norton is not the resource hog it used to be. Quite the opposite. It is also one of the best security suites about. If you choose not to pay for AV software however that`s up to you.
I too am waiting to test the new Norton Beta with PCA. Like Taff™ I used to think it was a stinker but I am running Norton 2011 at the moment, and I am delighted with it.
I am looking forward to seeing what the new one is like.