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VNUnet: GeCAD Halts Linux and Novell Antivirus

Jun 20, 2003, 19:00 (31 Talkback[s])
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"Partners of GeCAD, the Romanian antivirus firm bought by Microsoft recently, have complained about the sale, saying that its popular Linux and Novell products now have no future.

"Microsoft will only use the intellectual property belonging to GeCAD on internal development for Windows, although it will maintain existing service level agreements with current GeCAD customers.

"'We will be honouring existing agreements but there will be no new development outside of Microsoft,' said Hillary Wittmann, security marketing manager at Microsoft..."

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