9 posts • joined Wednesday 11th June 2008 10:57 GMT
RE: "How do you compete with a freebie"?
Have you actually tried Essentials?
I have been running it on 3 PCs since its first release and it has performed well and is one of the least intrusive AV applications I have ever used.
Previousy I have tried Avira, Avast, Norton, McAfee, ProtX
...no popups (like other freebie offerings)
...no inital cost
...auto updates daily
...simple and easy to use/install
For me this is one of the few freebies from Microsoft that is actually very useful and good.
@ John Carter 1
"What about the limitation on user experience, stability, automatic updates, security issues and proprietary software that Microsoft throw at us?"....eh hang on a mo'?
"user experience" - Win 7 has a great UI and very good user experience - whole family loves it
"stability" - lets see...since installing 4 months ago, not one issue.
"automatic updates" (which can be disabled of course) - just whats needed to keep a pc up to date with the latest security issues and protection. After all tech moves on and so do criminals. Same cant be said for Apples lot...and yes their are security holes in Macs.
"security issues" - 95% of the world is Windows so its inevitable that someone somewhere is going to try and break in. Just because no one can be arsed to weasel into Macs doesnt mean its secure. Far from it from what I have read...
"proprietary software that Microsoft throw at us" - yep, nice to have some free sw thrown in, oh...and the option to use any other sw I choose instead of Microsofts (so not really proprietary) - same cant be said for Apple (EVERTHING is proprietary and controlled as tightly as a gnats chuff with Apple!!)
Already been done...and it failed
Sorry this is old hat stuff. Reliant Robins flying was done ages ago and covered on Top Gear.
...website proves it is real!
@ Flocke Kroes
Look at the front page of LaptopsDirect.co.uk
Its advertised there in the centre of the screen...
...I've enquired already as my granny is fairly close to popping he clogs and it seems like a great deal. I even get a lappie if I take more than 10 options.
Great deal LaptopsDirect, maybe the Reg could do something similar!!!
RE: naval sonar: wrong enemy, wrong century
As mentioned ... "Whether or not this sonar equipment was responsible for the beached dolphins, we've got to ask "what's it all for?" This kind of defence has not had a purpose for the last 60+ years,"
hmmm.. lets see apart from sonar being needed to avoid collisions, submarines have been in use many times, for example...
Falklands 1982 - Key role in the recapture of South Georgia
Kosovo 1999 - Cruise missle launch
Iraq 2003 - 30 Tomahawk Cruise launches
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