Re: "The sky is falling"
> You want customers to pay $150 for you
> bring out a weak product ? If your OS
> does not understand virus attack and
> prevent it, it is DUMB OS. Why customers
> should pay for it in the first place.
> You want a competition at the cost of a
> healthy product and good operating
> environment ?
> Escalating your argument in same way,
> food companies should give you rotten
> junk food so that you fall ill and
> medicine companies and doctors,
> hospitals make a living out of you.
> Clothing companies should sell you
> dresses which get torn and fade in just
> first washing, so that you need to go to
> market and buy again.
> If Microsoft comes out with an OS which
> itself blocks viruses, it is then
> charging for a product that deserves a
> payment. Lots of robust and more secure
> than microsoft OSs comes for free.
> what are you recommending ?
> OPEN YOUR EYES
This is where fact blends with opinion.
I believe Microsoft should be selling a core OS for a lower price.
Your analogy is a little skewed.
You can be expected to wear clothes without any 'configuration'.
Microsoft is selling the fabric, and you make the clothes yourself. The OS is nothing without the software.
If you put your clothes in a closet without mothballs, it's your own fault when you get moth-eaten shirts.
If a fabric company is bundling mothballs with it's product, it will be busy combatting bigger, stronger moths while it should be making a better fabric.
Re: "The sky is falling"
> anti-virus softwares etc. Why anti-virus
> is sold seperately and it is not part of
> OS ? To milk the user later on with
> upselling of anti-virus ? Why she pays
> to buy low security OS and keep on
> worrying about which anti-virus is best
> and how to install it and how to upgrade
> it and where to read how to protect your
> dumb OS against spam and virus attacks.
While I agree that the average user shouldn't (and oftentimes can't) be expected to choose and maintain security software on their computer.
This _doesn't_ mean A-V software should be included in the operating system, just like a browser shouldn't be embedded in the OS.
Companies like Dell and Gateway, who supply computers and software packages to consumers should be the ones making sure their product has A-V software with it. And I'm fairly certain they do.
Including anti-virus in the operating system itself will just destory competition, in turn destroying the incentive to have a better product.
Who wants to spend $150 on Norton AV when Windows comes with Microsoft Virus-Block?