reply to post by spitefulgod
lol... I can't stand macs anymore... I've used 8.6 and 9.3(?) as well as 3 releases of OSX. If mac OS pooches, it's a total pain to fix... just
reload. I've pooched Linux a couple times in the past trying out various distros and was able to recoveer the installs with simple script changes.
Basically, I won't pay for any mac OS. I considered it, but no. Besides, proprietary hardware and software really ticks me off. I'm one of those
that's happy with my PC and free OS and software that is constantly updated. What fun is having a hot rod if you can't work on it and make it
I think I know part of the reason I hardly ever got viri was because I don't like the functions of MS apps. Every new install gets IE used only
once... to download Firefox. After that, it's Winamp and Trillian, and of course Thunderbird. Anything else I could find 3rd party apps for I would.
Also, before anything else, I turn off MSMSGs... omfg what a joke! I can see it being useful as an interoffice chat client to increase productivity,
but wow... I had more problems with that thing popping up in the middle of a gaming session than any other part of Windows, and learned within 2 weeks
that it was getting shut down every time I reload.
TIP: If you're worried about getting virus from chat clients, try MEEBO... it may not actually be any more secure, but at least it's easier to be
dillusional about it.
Oh, I kinda miss doing tech support. I teched for AOhelL through an outsource ccenter. This thread was weekly occurrence (until the release of ME...
then it became hourly, lol). AOL internal would just tell clients to reboot and hope they got an outsource center (our center had the highest fix
rate). Lots of times we would find out their problem was some trojan or worm that was only partially working... the other times a virus was suspected,
and we couldn't find one, it turned out they had simply tried to upgrade to ME (which, itself, acted like one great big kernel dependent virus,
I wouldn't be suprised to find out this thing is a dud. I've encountered MANY dud virus doing tech. Sometimes a prog wouldn't run right and we'd
track it down to an infected dll that was TRYING to do something, but it was like a quadriplegic trying to eat soup... it just wasn't happening,
btw, did I mention I'm loving Ubuntu? 8.10 seems nicce, but I've never used any of the previous releases. Definitly lighter on resources than SUSE
was... and installs from 1 CD rather than 5. Anyways, I go to bed now... chattering my choppers too much and probably way off topic.