8 posts • joined Tuesday 27th January 2009 21:58 GMT
Love it! It's all about the brand in the UK, and the US. That's why they are all like MS sheep, and now every tosser wants an iphone.
I actually do like MS and yes there are lots of migration issues with linux, but if I was an IT Director or CIO and really cared about the company rather than just milking it or using it as a step ladder to a bigger one, then I would make sure that linux and Open Office was on each and every desktop. Save masses on licensing and hardware replacement. Anyone really needing an MS app like perhaps 5% would then have crossover or a virtual box, or if an accounting PC it could remain "as is" and sandboxed.
Brand is Bollox, Brand is Britain, Britain is Bollox
John, funnily enough I have tried numerous AVs including ESET and late last year settled on Kaspersky KIS 2009 because it has a very small footprint which on my low spec Dell business laptop is extremely important. That's despite numerous people recommending to me NOD32.
NOD32 was problematic especially on firewall and HIPs functions and I eventually uninstalled it, much like other security suites that I tried. Mis-identifying windows drivers cannot be dismissed as simple human error, that's really a major screw up for sure.
Whilst KIS has not been issue free, overall they seem to be the best product / footprint / security / price combination, at least for me. Comodo was also pretty impressive and great potential, but for me it still runs like a beta product and their AV database is still too far from KIS or ESET, so I will not look at it for another year until my KIS license comes up for renewal.
In terms of support, getting an answer takes for ever, guides are out of date, also their support site was recently hacked in the US but that was the web devs that screwed up. But since you are probably an IT pro then that should not be an issue.
"leaves the Firefox process running"
No need to reboot on the odd occasion that FF does this, just close the process down!
FF is defintely less stable than it used to be, and surprisingly IE8 is pretty damn good.
The best would be Opera but upgrading is a real pain in the arse. Also despite best efforts such as masking as IE or FF it does not run on all sites, problems with Java / script especially. But Opera has unparalleled security and tweaking options per site, really excellent.
Exactly what is needed
This is what Kaspersky users really needed to hear and that the independent audit is happening. Hope the audit goes beyond just SQL injection risks.
Probably a positive side to users from this hack - no doubt quite a few users will have deserted Kaspersky to other vendors, so that means that the Support desk should now be able reply quicker than 2 weeks to a user query!!!
IE8 highly suprisingly better than FF3
I have long being a FF user, and before that the original Mozilla / Netscape browser.
Hated IE6. Then IE7 caused no end of issues. But you know what, IE8 is bloody good and stable, and nbelievably faster...as another reader confers above better so than FF3.
Whether it is as secure, well that's the ultimate question for me. So for now, I will gradually migrate to IE8 when its finalised, but also keep using Opera for all the financial and banking sites.
Never trusted FF entirely for those secure sites - not because of FF itself but all those great add-ons / extensions which to be honest are written by anyone and no way can you monitor all those to ensure no backdoor / holes.
Bloody hell, at this rate I'll be upgrading to Win 7 instead of wasting my spare time f'ing around with various flavours of linfux trying to get it to run my biz apps under wine, crossover of f'ing around with win4lin and other VMs that slow my system to crawl. It's great and stable and secure, but unfortunately MS still rules the real world of the business desktop, at least for the next upgrade cycle / 5 years.