[opendtv] Re: Tide Turning in Browser Wars?

  • From: Henry Baker <hbaker1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 20:04:26 -0700

Yes, there are plenty of rumors running around that MS may buy one of the
large antivirus companies.  They are quite profitable, so it would make
financial sense.

However, this would be the worst form of "moral hazard", as anti-virus companies
are in the insurance business, and Microsoft would be insuring against their own
bad code.  (Isn't this analogous to Pete Rose betting on baseball?)  I think 
this move would accelerate the momentum behind Linux, so go right ahead, MS!

At 06:22 PM 7/1/2004, John Willkie wrote:
>Has anyone else heard that Microsoft is planning on entering the anti-virus
>market?  This ain't a joke, or it is one, depending on your perspective: but
>it's true.

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