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Re: Microsoft to buy Sybari AV company
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 00:12:16 -0500

On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 19:27:54 EST, Danny said:

Further, if Microsoft thinks acquisitions will solve all of their
problems, why don't they acquire a company with programmers that have
some clue about security and it's place in software that is plugged
into a network.

They don't think acquisitions will fix their security problems.  They're
a hell of a lot smarter and more cynical than that.  They see the purchases
as cheap PR that will convince pointy-haired bosses that MS is doing something
productive.

Buying a company with clued programmers costs more - when the purpose of buying
the company is so you can issue a press release that you've just bought
The Latest Rad Snake Oil Solution, you want to pay as little as possible
per barrel of oil....

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