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Taxing every citizen for Microsoft Windows problems? Are we insane?

Mar 03, 2010, 14:32 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

" he problem, as always, is money: finding which customers have infected computers is expensive for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and helping those customers to fix their computers is much more expensive. Unfortunately, Mr Charney's answer to the question "where do we find that money" was so... er, brilliant, that it's hard to believe:

""You could say it's a public safety issue and do it with general taxation"

"Yes, that's just what Mr Charney said, according to ComputerWorld! Can you believe it? We keep reading titles like "Another day, another Internet Explorer security hole" or "Windows security is awful" (and these are just the two most recent stories I could find with a 20 seconds Internet search) and we know that almost all desktop computers still run Windows."

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