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Windows 7: Intel in $7.68bn McAfee takeover

19 Aug 2010   #1

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Intel in $7.68bn McAfee takeover

The world's biggest computer chip maker, Intel, has agreed to buy the security technology firm, McAfee.
Intel will pay about $7.68bn (£5bn) in cash.
Under the terms of the deal, Intel said it would pay $48 per share in cash for McAfee, almost 60% higher than its closing price on Wednesday.
Intel said the deal, which is intended to increase its security services, would slightly reduce net earnings in the first year.
The president and chief executive of Intel, Paul Otellini, said in the past, energy efficiency and connectivity had defined computing requirements, but security was becoming as important.
Mr Otellini said security would become a "third pillar" that people demanded.



BBC News - Intel in $7.68bn McAfee takeover

Robert
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19 Aug 2010   #2
whs
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There is one way to waste the money.
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19 Aug 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There is one way to waste the money.
LOL!

So true.
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19 Aug 2010   #4

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Intel to Acquire McAfee

Not just chips anymore.

Quote:
SAN FRANCISCO — Intel, the chip maker, has turned into Intel, the security specialist.

The entrance to Intel’s campus in Hillsboro, Ore. Intel’s move to buy McAfee is its biggest effort to date to expand beyond its core chip-making business.


Making one of most eye-catching moves in its 42-year history, Intel announced Thursday that it planned to acquire McAfee for $7.68 billion in cash.
Under the terms of the deal, Intel will pay $48 a share in cash, a 60 percent premium over McAfee’s Wednesday closing stock price of $29.93.
$7.68 Billion...
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19 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Heres hoping they either fix it, or do away with McAfee for good.
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19 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Might have something to do with those embedded-security processors.
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19 Aug 2010   #7

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19 Aug 2010   #8

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I hope Intel techs make McAfee a good product.
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19 Aug 2010   #9

 
 

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There is one way to waste the money.
no true, my wife knows many....
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19 Aug 2010   #10
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There is one way to waste the money.
no true, my wife knows many....
Yeah, especially shoes. She keeps adding to the 400 pairs and I soon need to build an addition to the house for storage.
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