Re: Thanks for the warning El Reg
Part of the problem, I think, is the amount that companies are asking for their software. What might not seem very much to someone earning north of £20K p.a. may be a huge amount to somone only bringing in minimum wages. When I was unemployed and still using Windows, I'd've found a fiver for a reasonable AV product. What I couldnt; have done is found much more. So if teh price is too high, the AV creator gets no money, rather than set it low and get some from many people.
Bit of a moot point, anyway, given that most folk I know seem to be looking at moving to Linux if they aren't already on it. How things have changed in just a few months!