Are we talking about the same 2011? Total Protection 2011 and other 2011s are being offered for sale already at http://home.mcafee.com/Default.aspx ?
Am I in error to think that my subscription, now current through January 2012, would include updating to 2011? If so, I should be able to do an uninstall/reinstall and thereby acquire the 2011 version, is that right? Or, do I have to wait until after my first year (2010) ends? Hmmmmmm. I wonder how that works... I should be as current as one can possibly be at the moment and since 2011 is being sold, I assume it is released, in which case I should be seeing my version as a 2011 suite. Am I right?
Sigh how I hate this marketing rubbish where several of the AV firms release a say 2011 version that is really the 2010 version updated to current patches. We mods have well and truely added our complaints re this but it seems marketing and the sellers expect a new version around Late September. The 2011 version they sell updates automatically when the real 2011 is available and that is not for at least 3-4 months. the beta isnt released yet. It is not only Mcafee that does this I have been told.
Yes when 2011 is released you will be upgraded to it automatically as you said your subscription is fine to 2012. 2011 will have we hope several of our wish list additions we sent off to the developers so 2011 might be an interesting version.
If you see 2011 on a box before january/february it is 2010.
Deception is a large part of the sales game. We don't really lie, we just don't tell the truth. "Caveat emptor" is the game all marketeers play these days... and politicians are the most proficient at selling swamp land for building a utopia. People are way too gullible. Whatever happened to the best marketing principle ever... that was started when Henry Ford said of his Model T when asked about marketing options, "You can have any color you want, so long as it is black!"
Practicality, durability, and honesty are too often heavily flavored like the old proverbial bull's pile.
What's another week... no problem. But I don't have to like it.
Heh no politics, my head will actually explode.
The reason they release so early is twofold. 1) Everyone in this industry does this (groan). Seriously. and 2) We're trying to get away from the mentality that you're buying a disc with a program on it. Instead, you're subscribing to a security suite... The upshot of that is that when some major new advance is made, you get it automatically as long as your license/subscription is up to date. Where it gets really confusing is when new versions are released. People generall don't welcome change... 2010 was a big change for a lot of people. 2011 is going to look very similar, but what's under the hood is a new machine, know what I mean? I'm looking forward to it. Development specifically asked us, the people in the 'trenches' so to speak, what we'd like to see... and we told them! heh Hopefully most of our suggestions will make it into the final release, and hopefully you'll like it.
Ok Somer emailed me it is up on the aussie server builds
From what I seen before the last ,1 .3 etc do not show always so expect
Ok logged onto my test box that was installed from aussie server and a big update coming down automatically . Versions are as mentioned above without the exttra .1 etcMessage was edited by: Peacekeeper on 27/10/10 6:31:44 AM
Uninstalled my US version, download one from aussie servers, updated and MY INDEXING IS KICKING AGAIN.. Finally...
As Peacekeeper posted earlier, I got the following builds
Security Centre 10.5.216
Virus Scan 14.5.130
I've just downloaded from Aust site and got same versions and index search is working. I was hoping there might be a fix for TB3 anti-spam as well, but no luck
Should be working will try it myself later on today. Works fine before this version will get back to you.
Glad search working re TB3 issue I have faith in them to have it added soon.
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