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Microsoft to Test PC Tuneup Service


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 12:54 AM

"Microsoft Corp is rolling out a test version of an all-in-one subscription service that will give computer users automated security updates, back up their files and run tuneups to make machines speedier. The Redmond-based software company is distributing Windows OneCare to its 60,000 employees this week. It plans to run a larger invitation-only test this summer, then launch a full-scale test by year's end."May 13, 12:29 AM (ET) REDMOND, Wash. (AP) "The company has not said when it would release the subscription service to consumers. Microsoft hasn't set a price for an annual subscription, but ... it would include unlimited phone, e-mail and chat support."
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Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:43 AM

The official Microsoft press announcement and some additional information are
contained at the following links.

Microsoft to Deliver Automated, All-in-One PC Health Service for Consumers

Windows OneCare Live: Coming Soon to Beta

This item above also contains a link to nominate yourself for the beta testing.
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Posted 13 May 2005 - 01:26 PM

First they overprice shoddy software, then they come up with a way to invite you to pay to make it work like it should in the first place. What a great economic model.
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Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:53 AM

Review: Windows OneCare Live

By Rick Broida December 07, 2005

...Windows OneCare Live, currently in beta, promises not only protection against hackers, viruses, and spyware, but also system optimization and backup. I tested the latest version and came away impressed, though theres work still to be done and questions to be answered....


Complete review of the Beta Service
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Posted 12 December 2005 - 12:55 AM

First they overprice shoddy software, then they come up with a way to invite you to pay to make it work like it should in the first place. What a great economic model.
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:nod: I agree.




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