Sunday, October 12, 2008

Symantec destroys another great company

I should probably not refer to Symantec as the "evil empire" as I bet they have great lawyers to stop that kind of nonsense. I should also probably not say how they appear to keep taking over companies that make great, or at least usable, software and replacing it with generic bloatware. Let's pause for a moment to remember Powerquest (Drive Image - sniff). And Veritas. I bet Altiris is not going to have a bright future.

Oh, and I don't know how hated the word "Norton" was before they started pumping out the current product line, but I don't know anyone who knows what they're doing and uses that pile of ... software.

Anyway, I digress. Symantec has just bought MessageLabs, a company who were rare in that they actually knew what they were doing. Their email scanning service was pricey, but damn it was good. I used them at Pegasus through 2006 and don't remember having to release any emails ever, and we simply got no spam. I assume this is going to be replaced by some horrendous 1gb per pc local install that blocks all email that doesn't come from Symantec marketing or have a virus . Anyway, another service I could not recommend anymore - thanks Symantec.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7660783.stm

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