Sunbelt Pot calls Microsoft Kettle Black
Written by Gordon Fecyk, 6/23/2006
Microsoft is endangering the entire security ecosystem with ruthless, Standard Oil-style pricing.
The predatory tirade went on to compare Microsoft's offering with those from Symantec, producers of Norton Antivirus, and McAfee, producers of Virusscan.
Strangely, mister Eckelberry didn't include his own products in the comparison. Let's cite his numbers and compare his company's prices alongside, shall we?
Eckelberry's omission of his own product seems absurd, doesn't it? If he's going to accuse anyone of predatory pricing, maybe he should look within his own company. CounterSpy is priced at -33% compared to Norton Antivirus. This is rather comparable to OneCare's -44%.
The only real foul here is Microsoft beating Sunbelt Software at their own game. This sounds like the Sunbelt Pot calling the Microsoft Kettle black, doesn't it?
If I really wanted to add insult to injury, I'd further point out that all of the listed products are obsolete, thanks to built-in safety features in Windows 2000, Windows XP, and soon Windows Vista. If you really want to save money on security software, then practice safe computing. There's nothing more predatory than -100% pricing, after all!
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