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McAfee bug reveals a rift in the Wintel alliance

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McAfee bug reveals a rift in the Wintel alliance

From <a href="http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1602477/mcafee-bug-reveals-rift-wintel-alliance">here</a>
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The information is almost as embarrassing to Microsoft as if it came out that Intel was running nothing but Linux boxes.
The Vole has been telling the world plus dog that they have to upgrade for the sake of Microsoft's profits, er, security.
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Re: McAfee bug reveals a rift in the Wintel alliance

Quote from: Hairy
From <a href="http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1602477/mcafee-bug-reveals-rift-wintel-alliance">here</a>
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The information is almost as embarrassing to Microsoft as if it came out that Intel was running nothing but Linux boxes.


My bold and italics.  What the quote actually says is that Intel have a lot of machines still running XP! 
Personally I find it more surprising that Intel uses the rather naff McAfee software.
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Re: McAfee bug reveals a rift in the Wintel alliance

they'd be so much better off if they were running nothing but linux boxes.  they'd suffer a lot less downtime as a result of idiot errors from virus makers they no longer need.
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Re: McAfee bug reveals a rift in the Wintel alliance

I would say that about 80% of LARGE businesses still have XP desktops, some still have W2K ones! Others are investigating Linux desktops  Wink
There wasn't a rush to move to Vista and given the economic climate there won't be a rush for W7 either! After all if it ain't broken  Cheesy