Terrible analogy. Adobe may not help you, but they certainly won't do anything to stop you. Very different to what Apple wants to do.
You're right about it being mostly Windows machines that get malware, but since that's 90% of the client market it remains a near-universal problem. As for your comment about taxes paying for benefits, that's exactly what this would be, the benefit being a reduced incidence of malware and all that it facilitiates (including loss of productivity, spam, phishing and information "theft").
Windows has around a 90% market share. If 90% of the shops in town were being regularly broken into, you can bet there'd be public action.
Did you tell them you weren't signing it? If so, and they agreed, then bully for you. But if you just ignored it and started work as if you had signed it, be warned that a judge could rule that you implicitly agreed to it. After all, nothing other than your agreement to your terms of employment entitles you to draw a salary.
Yes, poor build quality can catch cause problems, but a tenner says you can't provide a link to a laptop on either the Best Buy or Staples website that uses a desktop CPU.
Cheaper cars and buses in the long run.
"the upper end Intels will give you the best performance per dollar if you're budget allows"
That's simply not true. The Core i7-975 costs more than three times as much as the i7-920, but it performs only around 25% faster. Or are you talking about some other upper-end Intels?
Presumably he meant "whoa, whoa, whoa".
Makes perfect sense to me. Which part are you having trouble with?
I find it pleasingly apt that the signature beneath this unparsable phrase is a description of a syntax...
Windows 7 forces me to use the retarded new start menu and the retarded new task bar
No it doesn't: if you right-click on the Windows 7 start button / taskbar, you can select "properties" and revert to Vista-style behaviour.
There's a surprising number of Anonymous Cowards spreading falsehoods about Windows 7 in this thread...
Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.