Question: Why switch to Linux or a Mac?
Apr 28, 2010, 17:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"I'm no friend to Windows. I know the operating system
too well to trust it. But, I did think that even though Windows is
defective by design, you could keep it relatively safe by
installing patches quickly and using anti-virus software
religiously. I was wrong.
"First, it turns out that one of Microsoft's latest Windows
patches just flat out didn't work. Whoops!
"This isn't the first time that this has happened. But, what
really caught my attention this go-around was that at just about
the same time the news broke that a flawed McAfee Antivirus update
knocked out millions of Windows XP computers. Talk about sloppy
quality assurance! How the heck can a Windows anti-virus company
release an update that locks XP computers into an endless reboot