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Comment Re:Way to prove the point. (Score 1) 434 434

My main point is that "anti-virus" is not a legitimate, inevitable, recurring expense in owning a computer, and that "viruses" aren't that big and overwhelming a threat - if you know what you're doing. Also, in my opinion it's worth taking the time and effort to get a fundamental clue, vs. paying extra for bloated anti-virus crapware.

I think perpetuating the fatalistic "OMG viruses" angle is unhelpful and only serves the interests of commercial anti-virus makers.

But as I wrote, it's all really tangential to the consoles/PCs debate (in which I don't have a firm opinion). I see your greater point and I generally agree. Consoles are specialized products, for a market that loves specialized products that are crippled outside officially mandated use cases, and that market isn't going away soon.

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten

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