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On Thu, 2004-02-12 at 01:12, Mike Procario wrote:
> I would add in the cost of antivirus software and subscriptions. I buy very
> little software for my Windows machine. I run Mozilla, OpenOffice, Gimp, Python,
> and Vim, whether I am on linux or windows. But, you have to have up-to-date
> antivirus software on Windows and it adds up. When MyDoom hit I was madly trying
> to reach my family to tell them to not open attachments, and cursing that they
> were still on Windows. 
> 
> Mike

Or you could do what I do... download and install AVG 6.0 Free Edition
from www.grisoft.com. It's free for personal use, and updates are free
and fast. It's been able to detect viruses and remove most viruses
without problems (I say most, but I haven't encountered a virus it
couldn't clean). I highly recommend it. It's what I have on my Windows
partition.

dex


> 
> Quoting Mike Lurk <[email protected]>:
> 
> > On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 07:51 -0500, James Drabb wrote:
> > > First, let me state that I do despise MS, and I am playing devils
> > > advocate.  However, let us look at the cost over 5 years for RHPW and
> > MS
> > > Windows XP Home.  We need to assume that RH will support RHPW for 5
> > > years and not drop support like RH 9.
> > >=20
> > > RHPW year 1: $50
> > > RHPW year 2: $60 for updates
> > > RHPW year 3: $60 for updates
> > > RHPW year 4: $60 for updates
> > > RHPW year 5: $60 for updates
> > > ----------------------------
> > >            $290 over 5 years
> > >=20
> > > MS XP Home year 1: $99
> > > MS XP Home year 2: $0
> > > MS XP Home year 3: $0
> > > MS XP Home year 4: $0
> > > MS XP Home year 5: $0
> > > ---------------------
> > >      $99 over 5 years
> > >=20
> > > Do you see the price difference?
> > 
> > Your math is wrong.
> > 
> > Do the prices for
> > MS XP Home + Equivalent Developer Tools + Adobe Photoshop + Decent Maths
> > program + Complete Office suite + ....
> > 
> > Just so you make a fair comparison.
> > 
> > Rui
> > 
> > ______________________________________________________________________
> > 
> > One other thing, how many virus updates with have to be done in the next
> > 5 years. How many times will you have to reboot the machine because of
> > exception errors or lock ups. The only time that I have a lockup Linux
> > is when there is an actual hardware problem or software incompatibility.
> > And the there is a BIG plus for Linux, FREE SOFTWARE. No comparison in
> > my mind.
> > 
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