I saw this in a signatute on a mail list I belong to.
It gave me a chuckle.
1 Copy MS Windows XP…$200; 1 Anti-virus …$80; 2 3rd party firewalls….$120; 1 Visa Credit No. Stolen from same machine when hacked…..$50,000; 2 Anti-Spyware Packages …
$60; 4 Trips to PC Service Center to remove Adware….$380..
Never worrying about this because I use Linux…Priceless
And the best thing about it is, if you don’t understand the above, you are at risk of being hacked yourself.
Now I know I said I hate those who bash MS for the sake of bashing MS in a few other posts, but this is one of those times when it is justified. But here I just doubt the reasons behind the bashing (yet again). So I don’t believe it is all MS’s fault, just that they made a rod for their own back. I don’t believe for one minute that they sit there and do nothing about security, nor do I believe that it is not one of their highest priorities.
Trouble is, the day they make Linux more user friendly, and make it easier for the non-pooter types, will be the day it gets renamed Windows 2010 or something.