OneCare Beta Program



Bigbruva
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
If anyone out there would like to help out with Microsoft's OneCare solution
and has some time (and resources) to spare, go to the following link and
nominate yourself for the OneCare beta program:
http://beta.windowsonecare.com/betaentry.aspx

Please Note:
This is a BETA and things can go wrong, if you are not prepared to provide
balanced beta feedback or, potentially, do a complete system restore please
do not nominate yourself.

I have been running it for about a week on a number of computers and for the
most part I am quite impressed, it is simple and effective.

BB

What's in a Name?
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
Bigbruva wrote:
> If anyone out there would like to help out with Microsoft's OneCare solution
> and has some time (and resources) to spare, go to the following link and
> nominate yourself for the OneCare beta program:
> http://beta.windowsonecare.com/betaentry.aspx
>
> Please Note:
> This is a BETA and things can go wrong, if you are not prepared to provide
> balanced beta feedback or, potentially, do a complete system restore please
> do not nominate yourself.
>
> I have been running it for about a week on a number of computers and for the
> most part I am quite impressed, it is simple and effective.
>
> BB
>
>
I am planning to install it this weekend
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Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
Bigbruva wrote:
> If anyone out there would like to help out with Microsoft's OneCare solution
> and has some time (and resources) to spare, go to the following link and
> nominate yourself for the OneCare beta program:
> http://beta.windowsonecare.com/betaentry.aspx
>
> Please Note:
> This is a BETA and things can go wrong, if you are not prepared to provide
> balanced beta feedback or, potentially, do a complete system restore please
> do not nominate yourself.
>
> I have been running it for about a week on a number of computers and for the
> most part I am quite impressed, it is simple and effective.
>
> BB
>
>


This doesn't sound like anything I'd want near any of the computers I
maintain. I simply can't imagine how anyone would want to trust their
computer and personal data to an automated product provided by a
corporation. Microsoft can't manage to provide 100% safe updates or
service packs via Windows Update, and now they expect us to turn
everything over to them? Not bloody likely....



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Bigbruva
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
While I agree with your "healthy skepticism", please remember that this
service is aimed squarely at the home user (who has no one to manage their
computer).

I have to say, based on my limited testing to date, that this service it far
more "consumer" friendly than products like NAV!

While it is unlikely to deliver the level of protection of products like
Kaspersky and NOD32 if it can filter out 90% of the problems the home user
faces today without requiring "techie" skills it will be a good thing in my
books, but for now I will test and see.

BB

"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@h0tmail.c0m> wrote in message
news:uGk2HYhbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Bigbruva wrote:
>> If anyone out there would like to help out with Microsoft's OneCare
>> solution and has some time (and resources) to spare, go to the following
>> link and nominate yourself for the OneCare beta program:
>> http://beta.windowsonecare.com/betaentry.aspx
>>
>> Please Note:
>> This is a BETA and things can go wrong, if you are not prepared to
>> provide balanced beta feedback or, potentially, do a complete system
>> restore please do not nominate yourself.
>>
>> I have been running it for about a week on a number of computers and for
>> the most part I am quite impressed, it is simple and effective.
>>
>> BB
>
>
> This doesn't sound like anything I'd want near any of the computers I
> maintain. I simply can't imagine how anyone would want to trust their
> computer and personal data to an automated product provided by a
> corporation. Microsoft can't manage to provide 100% safe updates or
> service packs via Windows Update, and now they expect us to turn
> everything over to them? Not bloody likely....
>
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once. - RAH


OneCare Beta Program