Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Moving to Windows 7

My Windows Vista laptop got nailed by a virus the other day. My Vista session went all funny, so I called our friendly desktop support folks, described what I saw, and they said it was almost certain I had been nailed.

Turns out, I'm not alone. A local newspaper's web site served me a third-party ad with a malware payload. Lots of other people in the area also got infected.

Thank you, Windows UAC. You did nothing to help me. Great.

Unfortunately, that means I've been moved to Windows 7. Even though I advised against Windows 7, at least the move provides me an opportunity to compare Linux against the current version of Windows.

Like before, I'll be curious to see if this fixes any of the problems I've seen in Windows since Windows XP and Windows Vista: printing, confusing dialogs, broken ctrl-backspace, to list a few. We'll see.

1 comment:

  1. If you were using Visdud, W7 should be a definite improvement - unless of course it screws your laptop battery ... hahahaha! However, W7 is the same old pig made to look a little prettier and move a little more normally - you're still as easy as ever a target for the malware. It's all fantastic news for MS - what costs the consumer is always good news for MS.

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