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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..."

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