Form Editor, reference thread on 13/05/05 about the above subject will this cause havoc to the anti virus software installed in computers? I ask because this sounds interesting to say the least and it has a monthly maintenance check on the computer. I see that MS are only taking apps. for the states at present so maybe I'm jumping the gun a bit, but I would like to give this program. May I add that I'm fairly new to computers so I would appreciate any advice, thanks. J.B.
I've read else where that OneCare might just be the start of a shift in MS strategy to have a great deal more software on a subscription basis.
The extreme example I've seen is never actually buying Windows or Office but renting it by the hour or for individual documents.
I can't imagine rental Windows but renting an office app for a day rather than buying a full version I could see as a possibiity. It might push people to other office packages and it would certainly be a non-starter until the pirated copies of office are mopped up.
about getting my hands on a beta copy of OneCare is just in from my Microsoft Press office contact. It reads as follows:-
What we have announced is an internal beta, which has been distributed to Microsoft employees, and represents the first step in Microsoft’s plan to offer a comprehensive solution to help consumers protect and maintain the overall ‘health” of their PCs. This is part of an extensive testing and development process to ensure customers receive the most effective version of the product when a broader public beta is available later this year.
Microsoft plans to release public beta versions of Windows OneCare to external audiences in the United States later this year. We know that PC Health is an issue for customers worldwide and we will continue to invest in this space. While our goal is to release Windows OneCare in countries other than the US, we are early in the US beta process and have no timing details to announce at this time."
I see there was a bit of a debate re this last year but I can't see if it was really answered - Is it worth doing (and cancelling my McFee contract) or not ? Have any/all the issues everybody had with it been resolved and has anybody (who)used it been happy or not? Kassiopea