__/ [ M ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 17:10 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Flaw Found in Symantec Corporate Antivirus
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Some of the largest corporations in the world, in addition to U.S.
>> | government agencies, might be at risk from a flaw discovered in the
>> | latest version of Symantec's antivirus software suite for businesses.
> Another excellent reason for paying for Antivirus software when free ones
> are available.
But, M, some people don't know better. They buy some Dell box with
pre-bundled software and licences that soon run out and urge them to pay.
That, of course, is an example of a system which manipulates the customer
rather than offer his/her *control*. It's a marketing ploy, somewhat like
these printing cartridges. To generalise, *any *commercial, proprietary
vendor is financially inclined to channelling a cusomer without his/her
awareness, e.g. DRM. This is among the raison d'être for free open source
We may be missing the main point in this discussion. A broken, closed-sou-
rce O/S cannot be fixed, even with third-party software which is costly.
If you want a reliable zeppelin , get one which is in tact. Don't rely on
patches and plasters.
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