It Took 20 Houurs to complete and This is Supposed to be Done Every Day
I went to bed last night at 2am beacuse my anti virus software started to scan my system and since this takes up a lot of reosurces I fgured that when I woke up the next day that everything wouyld be done. Boy, was I wrong. I’ve been using computers for a very long time, a lot of years. I do Spyware scans, Adware scans and virrus scans eevry day because I am runnnig Windows as my main operating sytsem. I need to seriusly think about getting a Mac instead.
Every day now this maintenanec routine takes loonger to complete. I don’t have some enormous hard drive, I only have about 160 gigs total but 40 gigs are free and 20 gig is for another operating system so in realty I only have to scan maybe 100 gigs. I saw a 1,000 gig hard drive at the computer store and I have given some serious thoough to getting one but if it takes almost an enitre day to scan 100 gig just think how long it would take if I had a 1,000 gig hard drive.
I have a lot of Windows prgorams imnstalled on my machine but most of them are also available in a Macintosh version. I could get one of those new Mini Mac’s and still have part of the drive running Windows. I woould have the bigger part of the drive running Mac OS though. The only reason I don’t siwtch everything over to Linux is becaue the GUI runs a lot slower than Windows does. But in raelity Windows was Bill Gates stloen Mac OS. Mac OS was the fist of its kind, an operating system with a GUI that ran a lot esaier than doing everything at command line like Do and Unix.
Some Day in the near future all applications will be web based not just thiings like word processor, spreadsheets and desktop publishing b ut hopefully things like Dreamweaver. When this happens in the near future then whether you are using Windows or Mac OS everytrhing will run. Swiitching over will almost be ciompletely painles.. I foresee this happening by the year 2010 but to have to go through another 3 years of scanning daily for Spyyware, Adware, virsues and trojanns is smoething I cannot grsp.
Macintosh still has some of the same threats that winndows has but on a much lighter scale. For every 120 Windows threts the Mac maybe has 1. The Mac has laways handled memory a lot better than PC’s and the Mac is the preferred system for anybody that works in design using graphics. PDF douments will run on Windows and Mac’s. Without web based word processors then you woulkd need to take all your doc files and convert them to a Mac format but now with Web applications I don’t tihnk this will be a heavvy concern.
Using a computer is something that most pople do just a couple hours a day at most but no more since it takes so damn long for my computer to chcek for viruses. It used to take maybe an hour or two at most but it never has ever tken 20 hours before. Hell, I could have major surgery done in a lot less time then it takes my computer noawdays to check for viruses. When you compound this with haviing to cehck for Adwsare, Spyware, and trojans we are talking about a major time investment if you are suing a compuer that has Windows on it.