Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2007 14:38 UTC, submitted by mikemuch
Windows "Way back in November 2006, when Windows Vista went from beta to RTM, Microsoft's Jim Allchin suggested that users might not need an antivirus program, thanks to the new OS's stronger security features. While the statement was subsequently clarified until it lost all its meaning, the question remains: Do Vista users really need an antivirus program running in the background at all times?"
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RE[2]: Nice article
by tryphcycle on Wed 18th Jul 2007 17:35 UTC in reply to "Nice article"
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"UAC may be super annoying but it can stop just about any program from installing making it an excellent security tool. It's so good that it could remove the need for an antivirus. Unfortunately, Joe User is really stupid and odds are he'll ignore the UAC messages and install the virus anyway."

I love when PC know-it-alls talk about how stupid and ignorant "Joe user" is. Like they were never THAT guy! You arrogant PC dorks need to show some modesty and humility and stop acting like you are so f'n special because you can point and click better then the next guy! WE ALL started as Joe User!

In my experience, the dorks that act like this around less experienced computer people are the one that really dont know there ass from a hole in the ground!!!!

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RE[3]: Nice article
by Caspian on Wed 18th Jul 2007 17:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice article"
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Hi! Welcome to osnews.

The difference between Joe user and the the "PC know-it-all" Is that there are many MANY people who refuse to learn, or do not wish to learn, and thus stay in their ignorant little blissfull world, going to all the porn sites on ie, and opening up all the attachments from their spam inbox.

The "PC know-it-all" isn't whom you are thinking of. You are thinking of the people who format more than once a year. A true "PC know-it-all" usually doesn't format their systems, usually controls large corporate networks, and usually isn't biased towards any operating system, and can use the big 3 equally as well.

By your logic, Le mons drivers should never be able to complain about people who are bad drivers, because they all started as average drivers.

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