PCWorld: Linux Version of Acquired Antivirus Product Doomed
Jun 12, 2003, 16:00 (54 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joris Evers, Paul Roberts)
"Users and resellers of RAV AntiVirus, especially popular on
Linux platforms, are in limbo after Microsoft's decision to buy the
RAV technology from Romania's GeCAD Software Srl.
"Microsoft plans to discontinue the RAV product line after
completing its acquisition. GeCAD, which claims that its products
protect more than 10 million users worldwide, will support current
customers through the end of their contracts.
"The move has observers speculating about Microsoft's ultimate
intentions. They wonder why Microsoft wants technology that powers
leading virus scanning tools for e-mail servers on Linux platforms,
which are rivals to Windows and Exchange..."