Heh, fair enough, I guess I can only attribute it to people having a eureka moment when they first start successfully using something other than windows.Oh no the war between Apple and Windows again haha whats wrong with these people
Windows is fine if you not running Vista and Windows 7 is excelent by the way don't compare it to Vista.
True, although I tend to get annoyed with an OS if it starts to get in the way of what "I" want to do (which in that instance was to not crash and to allow me to edit and convert video from my PVR without problems ) I'd like to think I'm fairly tech savvy and Vista was patched up, had antivirus and Ad-Aware and SpyBot were run on there fairly regularly, but it seemed wrong to have to do all that just to keep a stable system.I have both Windows and Apple machines at home and I always use my windows boxes, there is nothing wrong with Windows as long you know what you doing and don't start installing stuff you don't need.
Yep, fair enough, it is a fairly good price and from what I hear it is fairly good, but I object to paying for Anti Virus though (got far better things to spend what little money I have on! ). On windows I used to use AVG free until they started adding in that internet safety tool which started trying to proxy my internet connection (grr), currently using Avira on my WinXP VM.This post was just to highlight there is a great AV package on sale for a great price. I have been running Kaspersky for about 4-5 years now and since I have started using it I never had any virus/trojan related problems on any of my PCs.
Yep, good advice for a windows user indeed, I'd also add using a software firewall and preferably accessing the internet from behind a router with a hardware firewall (most routers have one these days) for a little bit of extra defence against the script-kiddies and bot-herders.With Kaspersky I would also suggest you install Ad-Aware, SpyBot, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and CCleaner, run each package once every couple of weeks and you will never have any more problems on your machine.
Horses for courses IMO... Back when I was a sys admin I found McAfee to be the best enterprise AV solution by far.(I am talking remotely rolled out AV over a WAN spanning a few hundred machines and a few countries with different policies applied throughout.)mjenner said:One more thing to add to everyone as general advice, don't go anywhere anything with "Norton" or "McAfee" on it! Once you install Norton it infests your PC (much like algae, but a liberal dose of excel and upping the CO2 won't kill it! ). I suffer McAfee a work, a hateful little antivirus app... regularly uses up most of my mem for no good reason and I can't kill the process.
Here is a question... can you stockpile the licenses from this and then use them individually as and when needed? As I need one license now for a new PC, and then another for an existing PC in 6 months time.LondonDragon said:3 Computer License, you can't go wrong really.
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Once you use a license the only way to re-use them is to reformat the PC and start from fresh, we here at work get a Kaspersky license every year that has an expiry date, no mater if you install the day before it will expire it still expires on that date and not in a years time.a1Matt said:Here is a question... can you stockpile the licenses from this and then use them individually as and when needed? As I need one license now for a new PC, and then another for an existing PC in 6 months time.
If so, can you push it a bit further as well, and use two of the licenses consecutively on the same PC? i.e. install one now, then in a years time use another license for the next year? Am happy to uninstall and reinstall if need be.