By templedf on Sep 07, 2006
My desktop is a Solaris machine. That means I don't get viruses. I don't get spyware. I can read my email without fear of some worm emailing itself to everyone I know. And, honestly, I can't fathom how all you Windoze users out there can stand it. It's complete madness.
My wife's laptop is running XP, and there's some spyware hidden somewhere on the machine that pops up an ad in a browser window about every 15 minutes. We've tried every anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-adware, and anti-spyware program we could find, but the fragging thing persists. What kind of operating system lets some random stranger on the Internet do things to my computer that I, the owner of the computer, can't undo? How is this acceptable? I just don't understand why anyone still uses that OS for anything more than playing games.
Anyway, the thing that got me started on that rant was this article. It reviews the latest anti-spyware software for you poor saps who have to care about it. Sorry, honey. I didn't mean you.