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29 Reasons to Not Get Vista

Microsoft Windows Vista hits (assaults) consumers on 30 January 2007. Starting with New Years Day that gives you twenty nine days to think about the big mistake you're about to make.

Every day of January 2007 until Microsoft Windows Vista is released you can read yet another good reason why it's not a good idea to get it.

22 January 2007 Reason #22: They eat you alive.

90% of all Windows computers are infected with an average of 30 (thirty) 'bad programs'. Think about it. Chances are nine out of ten that you have thirty pieces of 'shiteware' on your Windows computer and don't even know it.

And good luck trying to find those programs - you can't. For while there are programs to help you ferret them out, at most they will find about 60% of them.

And there are several reasons for this, most notably that the people who actually write these 'bad programs' of course test their wares against the utilities you're thinking of buying. It might be said that the 'bad guys' are always one step ahead of the 'good guys' but in this case they're already round the corner and jumped on a Greyhound. You'll never catch them.

And even if you do they're hard to get rid of. They clone: they make copies of themselves and hide away in different nooks and crannies of your system. And they keep an eye on each other: if one of their siblings should get caught they simply make a new clone and find it a new place to hide.

In a word, the sophistication of 'malware' as it's called today is really impressive - in an evil sort of way - and the tools you have at your disposal to 'fight the fight' are hopelessly inadequate.

Entire extensive websites have been put up online detailing exactly what programs you can or should have on your computer and common names for the intruders - as if you, an ordinary carefree user, are going to spend hours at such a site every day just making sure that all your computer files are in order?

It's so bad today you can't even trust the software companies that tell you they'll help you. Most of these are wolves in sheep's clothing: take them up on their offer and install their software and you've just installed a far worse program than you might otherwise get hit by.

It's bad - really bad: you simply can't trust anyone. And at the same time you're aware of the statistics and the law of averages: there are nine chances in ten your Windows computer right at this very moment has thirty malware programs running on it.

And yes: this only happens with Windows computers. Only Windows. You really really so do not want Vista.

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