Symantec and McAfee fight to stay alive

Symantec and McAfee are fighting for not only their lives, but getting embarrassed as well. C|Net Australia reports that the companies may fall into the same trap as Netscape, being market leaders, and then, well, getting pummeled by Microsoft.

Personally, I don’t think Microsoft wields that kind of influence anymore (or Firefox wouldn’t continue to make gains). But, if the company ever does get its act in gear regarding security, Symantec and McAfee may have to re-invent themselves in a way. Nonetheless, the argument has been made before, and I doubt anyone is going to be holding their breath when Vista arrives.

(h/t to Slashdot)

PS: A show of hands – is anyone even going to buy Vista? Or a Dell with Vista on it?

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