@ Robert E A
"Since W7 is just vista-with-knobs-on..."
I thought the whole spin around Windows 7 is that it's actually Vista with a number of the knobs removed??
12 posts • joined 23 Apr 2007
Not as easy as you might think. The report referenced in a Reg article a mere week ago ( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/23/conficker_variant/ ) suggests that there's some clever enough encrypted signature verification at work to ensure that only updates by the original virus' authors will be accepted and processed.
"Doesn't everyone give to charities they are affected by?"
Not necessarily. I donate to a charity that works to improve conditions in third world countries. As far as I can tell, I don't stand to gain anything from this.
If anything, the price of sweatshop-made runners will probably go up.
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