Is Microsoft dying?

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Sun Feb 13 12:16:34 2005

Sellam wrote:
> I don't use any A/V software. I'm just really disciplined about not
> downloading crap off the internet, and I use PINE for my e-mail through an
> SSH session.

If you use IE to browse the web, you can get viruses and spyware without
even explicitly downloading anything.

Yet another reason why I don't use IE. (Or Windows, for that matter.)

Every once in a while an exploit is found for a non-IE browser, and they
get fixed quickly, though it's still up to the user to keep up to date.
But IE is like swiss cheese (and not in a good way). Microsoft sometimes
takes more than a year to fix a well-known exploit.

Received on Sun Feb 13 2005 - 12:16:34 GMT

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