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Users and resellers of RAV AntiVirus, popular especially on Linux platforms, are in limbo after Microsoft Corp. announced plans to buy the RAV technology from Romania's GeCAD Software Srl.
The RAV product line will be discontinued after Microsoft completes the acquisition of the technology, Microsoft said. ...
RAV Direct Sales have been ceased (Date: 2003-08-29)
Due to the aquisition of RAV├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) by Microsoft Corp., GeCAD Software SRL is currently engaged in a strategic reorganisation of their operations, involving the scaling down and eventual discontinuance of the anti-virus related business.
As part of this process starting with 3rd of September 2003, the direct sales (including the e-store) have been closed down.
RAV product registration ceased on December the 15th, 2003 (Date: 2003-12-16)
As previously informed, RAV AntiVirus products registration is no longer available since December 15, 2003. According to RAV product License Agreement, all new users were required to register within 7 days since receiving the registration code (RC).
And people think Microsoft haters are just spoiled prats!