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MSBLOG Exclusive: Windows OneCare Live for Servers?

February 21st, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

This came into my mailbox only yesterday (by the way, I’m feeling much better :)) about Windows OneCare Live and their plans in the future to make it available to servers or small businesses. At the moment, Windows OneCare Live is in beta and can only be installed on a Windows XP Service Pack 2 machine with more than 256MB of RAM. However, this statement from Microsoft might shed some light on how they will progress in the future with the product.

“Microsoft as a company is committed to providing valuable security-enhancing protections and services for enterprise use, but Windows OneCare Live is a PC care service built with consumers in mind.”

So I guess not then. I personally deceipher this as:

“Microsoft is very aware about security seeing as Windows XP kept having to be patched again and again because nasty virus writers kept attacking our lovely operating system. So we invented Windows OneCare Live which is pretty good at the moment, but is only really directed at home users and single computers because they’re the ones which get attacked more often, and generally servers are protected by a great big software bundle virus-wall, something that we can’t really make because we’re already behind on Vista.”

Thanks very much to Romain Gilbert from Heaven (Fr) for helping with this 🙂

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2 Responses

  1. some Guy Says:

    Was this a email from Microsoft? If it is this shows how much love they have for there beta tester that where testing it before it came out as a public beta.

  2. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Why does it? I don’t think it shows anything except for the fact that it doesn’t look likely they’ll release a server edition for Windows OneCare Live.