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  1. Oh my. I’m using Ubuntu, not because I made a conscious decision to change but because when I activated the virus protection which came with my laptop a very nasty virus came in at the same time.

    Interesting that.

    But I could not get rid of it and it locked me out as control user and also would not alllow Microsoft to make any upgrades or changes.

    Eventually, after never using it for banking or any purchases, I asked my nephew to help me out. He ended up having to wipe the hard drive and reloaded with Ubuntu;. That was the end of January.

    It has worked well…so far. Knock on wood.

  2. Yes, per this article they certainly are. Consider this excerpt: “…So every time a company installs a new patch from Microsoft to fix major flaws, it’s worth bearing in mind that someone may have just used that vulnerability for nefarious purposes.

    The implications of this are really rather profound. Companies buy Microsoft products for many reasons, but they all assume that the company is doing its best to protect them. The latest revelations shows that is a false assumption: Microsoft consciously and regularly passes on information about how to break into its products to US agencies. What happens to that information thereafter is, of course, a secret. Not because of “terrorism”, but because almost certainly illegal attacks are being made against countries outside the US, and their companies.

    That is nothing less than a betrayal of the trust that users place in Microsoft, and I wonder how any IT manager can seriously recommend using Microsoft products again now that we know they are almost certainly vectors of attacks by US spy agencies that potentially could cause enormous losses to the companies concerned…”

    It makes you wonder if there would be some sort of significant revolt against using Microsoft products. Probably not. Probably most corporate customers are in on it.

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