Linux is another Microsoft mistake!
I've held, for a long time, that the development of Linux was secretly
funded by Microsoft in an attempt to drain the nay-sayers, nit-pickers,
pettifogs, cut-purses, and athletes of the tongue from the ranks of serious
computer users so we normal folk could go about our computing experiences
Unfortunately, all the hirsute people who smell funny now gather together
electronically and bother the rest of us, much like another Microsoft
experiment involving a paper-clip.
You got that wrong too. I am not hirsute, shower regularly and couldn't
care less to talk to an incompetent person like you about computers.
I was helping the OP when you began your venomous pro-Windows spew,
remember? No, you won't.
In case you worry, I am not trying to convert you to Linux, honest. Stay
with Windows, someone has to pay the sucker price for software, and that
someone is you.
Didn't say you were hairy. If you knew much about set theory, or even logic,
you'd see that the set I mentioned was not complete. In other words the set
of hairy people is not identical with the set of Linux users. As for
competence, you may be right. I teach computing science at the university
level and we academics have a well-deserved reputation for not living in the
real world. But I only teach part-time, some maybe you'll cut me some slack.
I didn't start it. Someone - it may have been you - began touting the
superiority of Linux when the original subject had nothing to do with Ubuntu
or some other incarnation of Linux. Many Linux users are like that -
proposing Linux as better than fish. "I use Windows." (get Linux!). "I need
an AV program for XP." (get Linux). "I have a flat!" (get Linux). "Isn't it
a shame about famine in Sudan?" (get Linux). "I have giant festering,
fungating boils all over my body. My dog, too!" (get Linux).
As for helping people way back when, I was employed as a programmer in 1964
and have been doing computer work since. You young whippersnappers just
don't get it.
I own a software company. I develop software for a living. I expect to get
paid for it and I don't mind paying someone else for their efforts. Folks
who base their evaluation of a product or service entirely on price are
probably equally happy with a blow-up doll.
I also own a bag full of Microsoft stock, but that in no way influences my
opinion. No sir.
The subject was a good AV program.
If you don't think Linux is a good suggestion,
your logical capabilities are failing you.
Running Linux is an excellent way to protect yourself from computer
This whippersnapper started in '64 too.
Again those bad analogies...
now blow-up dolls are free?
Wow, you admit to owning MSFT?
How have the last 8 years been treating you?
Not so good huh?
Seriously, MSFT? Were you expecting them to increase their market share?
It doesn't pay to buy evil.
Not too late to grab some AAPL.
I got some in 2005. Sure wish I have a bag full.
Holy crap. The yield on MSFT is 1.6%. That's a pretty big bagful.
You're not keeping up with the rate of inflation. That's pretty
If a broker got you into that, you should sue him.
MSFT is trying to prop up their stock with buybacks and
dividends. You make 1.6% not counting the steady downward
trend of the price.
The AAPL I bought in 2005 is showing an unrealized capital gain
of 360%. I'll hold as long as Steve Jobs is around.
None of that sounds like a good reason to buy MSFT.
AAPL is also cash rich. That's not a good reason to buy AAPL either.
Look at what MSFT does with that cash. One money losing effort after
Yes, the Office suite is written by MSFT.
Smart users will go for Open Office unless it's for business purposes.
Dump that MSFT. You can easily do a LOT better than 1.6%.
PCU, BGF, EGLE, SFL, FDG, COSWF, PWE, HTE, IAF, FRO.
Do your own due diligence.
The bonus is, none of those companies are evil.
I'm hereby adding "MSFT", "AAPL", "Open Office", "Linux", and
everybody participating in this thread to the killfile.
One of these days you'll all discover sex and wonder why you ever gave
a damn about software companies.
In other words you speak in half (assed) sentences. Thank you for
stating that, but was clear already
Nonsense! You took a jocular suggestion (ever heard of emoticons?) as an
attack to the value of your MS stock. What a pathetic little person!
And you are still struggling to grasp the basics of computing?
Not if your "software" performs badly or not better than other software
that come with no invoice and no strangling user agreements.
Don't like me using Linux and other free software? Sue me.
Oh, wait, the company you own stock from already tried that, did they not?
Kaspersky has done well in about every review, including the one in
the Sept. 2008 Consumer Reports, where it ranked second, overall,
scoring 78 points, compared to 80 points for two programs that tied
for first place -- BitDefender (best antivirus) and McAfee (best for
anti-spam). Oddly, CR didn't list two of the really popular free anti-
virus programs, like Avast! and AVG, maybe because new versions came
out after publication.
A few months ago, some malware caused my computer to slow to a crawl
under XP Home. Norton and Avast! detected nothing, AVG 7 found
problems but couldn't fix them at all, while free online scans by
BitDefender and Kaspersky detected and partially fixed the problem but
required the addition of SmithFraudFix and another specialty fix to
permanently wipe the malware. I don't remember what the online
versions of Trend and PC Pitstop did.
I think you guys should check out http://www.opswat.com/ there are 2 or 3 products that may be a match, I think that OESIS Framework at http://www.opswat.com/products/oesis-framework provides a single interface to many antivirus packages. Another option is I think Metascan at http://www.opswat.com/products/metascan which is more for ISV, I also found that many antivirus engines certified by OPSWAT at http://www.opswat.com/certified
I hope this helps.
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