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Panda demands ballot screen for Windows security software, forgets they're already on one (Download Squad)

Nov 10th 2010 12:55PM Same here.

This is all indicative of companies not willing to change and innovate with the times. Throwing your hands up and blaming MS is so 1999. The bottom line here is that MS has done a great job with MSE and offering it in Windows Update is even better for the greater good IMO. Honestly I think it should be part of the default Windows install... Imagine what would happen to the virus and botnet community if this happened...

Steve Jobs to porn viewers: "Buy an Android phone." (Download Squad)

Apr 20th 2010 3:01PM hahaha This is amazing!

Microsoft launches Netflix for Windows Vista Media Center (Download Squad)

May 22nd 2009 11:37AM What's wrong with Vista Grace? For home use I find Vista Ultimate 64 to be great for my needs. Mostly media and mild gaming.

Don't fear change...and don't believe everything a Best Buy employee tells you ;)

Minnesota tells ISPs to block gambling sites (Download Squad)

May 7th 2009 4:22PM In the bigger picture this would be very bad if passed and will only waste tax payer time and money. I mean like Nyar suggests, there's no way they can completely block access to these sites. Not to mention the educational as well as logistical (Native American Reservations) ramifications.

This is a classic example of an antiquated approach to a (not so) new technology/idea and how our system lacks the proper laws and policies to regulate such things imo.

As far as information goes, the internet is a free and functioning beast and needs to continue to be as such or it will just end up another "brought to you by..." cable TV channel :/

Malwarebytes removes 1 billionth infection (Download Squad)

Apr 27th 2009 5:23PM Sorry, but thanks to 'Ping' lmao!

SpyBot and Ad-Aware have gone the way of the buffalo imo. With tools like Malwarebytes and Super-Antispyware, other more antiquated tools have bloated them selves out of the market...well my market at least.

10 free antivirus programs for Windows (Download Squad)

Feb 24th 2009 1:12PM @ samuel: "But I'm a Mac user and we don't have viruses. Looking at Windows, well, nine apps that all try to plug the sinking ship just makes me think"

Really dude?? I suggest you read and think harder. A quick google probe will help you out of your shell.

http://antivirus.about.com/od/macintoshresource/Macintosh_Viruses_and_Mac_Virus_Resources.htm

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/01/another-mac-vir.html

And to help stay on topic (sorry) having options helps keep the market be competitive, productive and moving forward, which in turn benefits the end user. Weather it be free or paid, if there's just one dog, he will inevitably get fat and lazy.

Been using Avast free for years on my machines and clients. Avast coupled with Malwarebytes or SuperAnti-Spyware FTW! (Firewall Comodo or ZoneAlarm free platform depending)

10 free antivirus programs for Windows (Download Squad)

Feb 24th 2009 1:00PM If you took from this article that it's stating that you need more than one AV program running at a time or that free software can never be on point with paid, read again please.

And enough already with Mac fan boyz.

Internet Explorer market share falling like a ton of bricks (Download Squad)

Feb 3rd 2009 12:28PM I don't see how current Windows takes advantage of a monopoly. It seems all this MS "browser" hate is founded on the XP and IE 6 era. As of Vista (over 2 years ago) this seems not to apply. I could be wrong in my summation, but you haters need to get with the times.

As for Apple...careful with your claims. Apple is far from innocent in the competition prevention genre...To avoid further flamez I elect to not elaborate ;)