Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Laugh at Conficker!

The Conficker computer worm is scheduled to hit infected computers running Microsoft Windows operating system tomorrow. No one really knows what havoc Conficker will wreak upon the web and individual computer users. It also could be a big nothing.

However, I have the ultimate Windows Virus protection. I don't run Windows on my personal laptop machine at all. When these things occur, I just relax, and enjoy the speed, convenience, and power that is GNU/Linux.

Not only that, but I haven't paid for software in years. There is always a free, open-source program for just about everything I need to accomplish.

So while you Windows users are checking your systems, downloading fixes, and wondering what tomorrow will bring, I will rest easy with the knowledge that my personal system is fine today, and fine tomorrow.

I will admit that I do have a Windows XP machine in the basement that rarely gets used, and the Lovely Spouse runs Windows XP on her laptop, but she is updating AVG Anti-Virus as I write this. My work PC is the responsibility of the corporate IT department, so I couldn't do anything to it if I wanted too...they have administrator rights locked down tight. (Well, I could crack in, but won't do it. Not worth it.).

Conficker, I laugh in your face!!