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Windows Onecare Beta 1 screenshots

Posted on Sunday, July 31 2005 @ 02:00:27 CEST by

NeoWin has some more info and screenshots about Windows Onecare Beta 1, which was recently released to beta testers. This package is aimed at people who don't have the time or technical expertise necessary to secure and manage a computer on a daily basis.

Onecare includes a firewall, anti-virus, back-up and a system tune-up into one package.
Microsoft have not announced a released date as yet for the product, and it is unclear whether the company plans to charge for the software (note - setup screenshot two might suggest a subscription model is in the works). When Onecare was announced in May, Microsoft received criticism for offering anti-virus software that protected users from failings in the Windows OS. With Longhorn only just entering beta phases, one might draw the conclusion that Microsoft took the decision to offer a product like this to protect users against serious Windows flaws that require serious Windows updates. This aside, the Antivirus business is a lucrative one; with a 'unique' insight into the way its software works, Microsoft could add another integrated product to a already crowded market.
Beta testers report the program is surprisingly good. More details and screenshots over at NeoWin



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