One in four users turned off their anti-virus protection in response to performance problems after they installed security software, according to a survey by security software firm Avira. The Register
J has always used Windows and is a creature of habit. She is also reluctant to change in part for memory reasons. She has gone through a few laptops so when this one started showing signs of too much wear – keys falling off, knackered battery and more – but a new machine was needed. It is vital for her not a luxury. She was adamant though and didn’t like those ‘mac things’ despite the rest of us using them. What drove her over the edge though wasn’t the machine, wasn’t Windows updates – it was the never ending stream of AV updates (I’d tried all the good free ones). Yes she knew why but the hogging they caused and the ‘in your face’ nature meant that she agreed to a macbook (I debated another Windows machine but putting Ubuntu on but then the girls couldn’t help her). Thankfully due to Dropbox and my backing up everything else she lost nothing, not a single file. So did she switch because she didn’t like Windows? No. And does she like the mac? Not yet.
Look! A post mentioning a mac that doesn’t have a go at them! The restraint being shown is epic!