02-08-2009 09:40 PM - last edited on 02-08-2009 11:58 PM by TomV
Normally it is a version which with your machine when you buy a PC. Unfortunately lot's of OEM versions are offered now through Amazon.com and websites like these.Most of them are full versions
<<Edit: Corrected Typo>>
02-09-2009 01:07 AM
The OEM stands for Original Equipement Manufacturer, given along with purchase of the computer(sometimes,price may be included). The following link shows the OEM Partners for Symantec, who provide the latest version of Norton program along with the purchase of the computer:
The OEM version may have an initial subscription for few days-30/60/90 days, depending on the computer manufacturer. After that, you may need to renew the subscription to get future updates/upgrade. Currently, NIS 2009 and Norton 360 2.0 are distributed as OEM, not sure of any other products. You don't have to worry about the version. Eventhough it is not the latest version, you can simplyrun LiveUpdate to get latest version.