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Intel vs. Microsoft... and Symantec, and Trend Micro...

Intel and Microsoft have been joined at the hips for decades. Back when Microsoft was being investigated by the FTC and then by the DOJ, I argued that the bigger issue was the Microsoft/Intel duopoly. No one in power took up my suggestion.

Intel and Redmond still do a lot of work together, but a move this week by the processor giant puts them in direct competition -- at least in one market. Intel pulled out its bulging corporate wallet and shelled out nearly $8 billion for McAfee (I always have trouble spelling that name).

Intel isn't just interested in securing apps and OSes -- it wants to add security right down at the chip level. And that could be a very good thing.

Are you a McAfee fan or foe? Cast your ballots at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/20/2010 at 1:18 PM


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