Will hardware ruin A/V firms' chances for MS takeover?

Summary:Now that Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is out and its shortcomings, taken in combination with the promise of the company's Trustworthy Computing Initiative, have revealed some gaps that need filling, there's still a sufficient amount of speculation that Microsoft may have an interest in acquiring one of the more accomplished security software outfits.

Now that Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is out and its shortcomings, taken in combination with the promise of the company's Trustworthy Computing Initiative, have revealed some gaps that need filling, there's still a sufficient amount of speculation that Microsoft may have an interest in acquiring one of the more accomplished security software outfits.

Topics: Microsoft

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