Major Chipmaker Intel is buying anti-virus under-performer McAfee. Intel is usually the top dog when it comes to microprocessors, and I’m guessing there is a rhyme and reason to the buyout. I’m guessing McAfee has something up their sleeves to make it a worthwhile venture. Otherwise, it is a bad move to buy one of the worst anti-virus vendors out there. Not only does McAfee do poorly at recognizing viruses, it is also notorious for being a system hog (up there with Norton). For a great anti-virus (free, as well), look to Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG Free, Avast, or others.
The acquisition reflects that security is now a fundamental component of online computing. Today