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Pay for Microsoft Product Defects

posted by DL Byron on February 09, 2006

Imagine if the auto industry worked this way, you buy a car with 300 known safety and reliability issues, and then you have to pay for a warranty to make sure they don’t cause injury to you. That’s what Microsoft just announced with their Windows Onecare Live, a security service for a defective product.

What other product on the planet operates on this M.0. The consumer is penalized for their defects. I use OSX and run zero virus protection and only a firewall. For more on that, see the commentary from MacDailyNews.

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Feb 21  |  Jason said:

To be fair, I use the free version of AVG and in four years my computer has never had any virus or crashing issues. (I’ve had one or two spyware aps, but not since I switched to Firefox).

I think that a lot of virus problems on PC vs Mac stem from two issues: users generally don’t understand how virus’s work, and there are about eight million viruses programmed for the PC to every one virus programmed for the Mac.

It’s not necessarily that OSX is harder to screw up, it’s just that fewer people try. (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/ZDM/story?id=1645099)

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