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Comment: Re:Ineffective advertising (Score 3, Insightful) 57

by goarilla (#47790413) Attached to: Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

4. The PSU is at the bottom, heat rises, and directly above it they have the SLI video cards. This is a terrible design.

The PSU at the bottom is pretty much the standard these days.
It makes room for top vents or a radiator that way. And the heath output of the PSU is so minimal
compared to other parts that it's probably the best place for the PSU.

Comment: Re:Dead as a profit source for Symantec, well, ... (Score 1) 331

by goarilla (#47689183) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?
But they are ! Antivirus programs run most of their program as a service (services.msc). A quick look reveals Mcafee uses 4 services
Framework, Shield, Task Manager, Validation Trust protection.

The avg user program and tray icon's are just front-ends to control some aspects of these services or to start custom scans.

Comment: Re:Dead as a profit source for Symantec, well, ... (Score 2) 331

by goarilla (#47687937) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

p.s. it is perfectly viable for a literate individual to not use an antivirus. It is also possible to not use AV on a PC in a corporate environment, but it has its implications. T

I think using the OS supplied security controls the Windows Vista/7/8 family provides: Applocker/SRS, Group Policy, App-V
is preferable to running antivirus in an OR scenario. It's also a lot more complicated.

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