Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware Will Remain Free

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kr0m, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Kr0m

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    Bill Gates announced today at a conference in San Fran., that MS's AntiSpyware will remain free (for personal use) even after the Beta period expires.

    More info HERE
     
  2. NetRyder

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    I was really hoping it would remain free. Great news :)
     
  3. Perris Calderon

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    let's just hope it doesn't put the other applications out of bussiness
     
  4. LordOfLA

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    so when do I get my refund from MS/Giant seeing my subscription was cut short?
     
  5. Mastershakes

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    It would be tough, the best ones out there are free as well
     
  6. jimi_81

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    When I heard Microsoft would be charging a fee for the service I was very disappointed. This is great news. Its good to see they are acting responsibly to protect their customers from their vulnerable products.
     
  7. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    I think that's great!!!:suprised:
     
  8. polyglory

    polyglory Walkabout Specialist

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    Yep I agree, I only had it 2 weeks and Bill got it :devious:
     
  9. Un4gIvEn1

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    Lets keep in mind that when a company sells out to another company, it's not the company that buys them that is screwing you, it's the company that sold out.
     
  10. NetRyder

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    ...and it never works that way. You can forget about a refund. :)
    It's too much of a logistical hassle to get refunds out to every customer who paid. When Google took over Picasa and made it free, there were no refunds either. I guess you can have the satisfaction of supporting a good product that you like, and be thankful that you won't need to renew your subscription/license again.
     
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  12. polyglory

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    It would appear I am ok getting updates for Giant, but all the developements are going into this Beta Version.

    Question : Do I hangfire until they get to a final version of it, or go to this Beta version. I am usually not happy running Beta versions on the System., though I realise this is a slightly different case. :)
     
  13. Electronic Punk

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    Nice1 NetRyder :D
     
  14. NetRyder

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    Thanks. Looks like OSNN was the first to post the news this time? ;)

    As far as stability goes, the beta has been rock solid (I'm referring to the initial build...I only just installed the refresh). I don't know what the difference is between the two versions, to be honest. Since you bought the license, you could possibly contact GIANT support and ask them?
     
  15. polyglory

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    Thanks Netryder,

    The site says this:

    For currently licensed customers of Giant Software, Microsoft will continue to provide the same level of support for the Spam Inspector, Popup Inspector, and Giant AntiSpyware products as offered by Giant Software prior to its acquisition.

    However I have filled in a task sheet and will see what happens :)
     
  16. NetRyder

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    Actually, this should answer your question :)
    Apparently, there are also some benefits for customers who paid for a subscription before the takeover:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/currentcustomers.mspx