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Microsoft Announces Pricing and Licensing Details for Windows OneCare


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REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 7, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced final licensing and pricing information for its soon-to-be-released Windows OneCare™ Live, the all-in-one, automatic and self-updating PC care service aimed at helping consumers more easily protect and maintain their PCs to keep them running well. Now available free to new beta testers in the United States, at http://ideas.live.com, Microsoft® Windows OneCare Live will be available in June from retailers and via the Web for an annual subscription of $49.95 MSRP for up to three personal computers. To thank its valuable beta customers and offer an easy transition to the paid service, Microsoft also announced today a promotional deal offering the first year of Windows OneCare Live service for $19.95 to beta customers who become subscribers between April 1 and April 30, 2006.

Those who want to participate in the free beta test of Windows OneCare Live until April 30 should visit http://ideas.live.com.
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Interesting price strategy, $50 for up to three systems. Would be expensive for a single system, but many households have multiple systems, and at $17 per system, it's a very nice deal.

I've been a part of this beta from the begining, and it has a nice clean and simple interface. It clearly aimed at the more novice computer user, just too bad it's not included as a part Windows. The biggest problem with any antivirus program is the user that doesn't keep definitions updated, usually due to not renewing the annual subscription.

Public beta here too: http://www.windowsonecare.com
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the one thing i didn't like when i had the beta installed...was that you couldn't assure the software that you're not stupid... "you do know you turned the firewall off right" yes...i do know thank y ou for telling me " hey guy...the firewalls off...did you know that" yes...yes i did know that " dude...firewall?" OH SWEET FANNY MOSES!!
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