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In 2003 it was.
I`m a PC and Windows 7 was my idea.You`re a Mac and you jacked half of your `innovative` tech from PCs.
Don`t get me started, boy.
Or Ubuntu Linux...
I sincerely hope not...... Watch it or else =)
I`ll stick with my nod32.
Honestly though, I don`t even need that. I was on the internet until 2 years ago with absolutely no protection and never got a virus; I scanned every so often with free scanners (like avg and avast), then used spybot and ad-aware plus just to check for spyware every so often.I`ve only gotten one virus in my life, and it was completely my fault.
Do you really think that it is a *routine* practice for AV vendors to write and release viruses?
Using free trials doesn`t say anything.
I think it depends how big of a hard drive you want. Right now 128 gb are at about 300, so within a year they should be at half price, making it around a dollar a gb.
quite an observation thespoon...
That`ll still be a crap load of money for a 500gb harddrive
As for the hard drive talk...
I`m waiting for the price of SSDs to come down to about $1/gb. Anyone hazard a guess as to when that will be?
The only case I can think of that matches your post is using a Raptor as the main system drive and a high-capacity 7200 for bulk storage. 5400 rpm drives are usually aimed at the low-power low-noise market, not mainstream, and the difference in access times between 7200 HDD with similar areal density is minor. The only way to get a significantly lower access time is with a higher spin (to reduce rotational latency) and that means Raptor or SCSI. SCSI is rarely used on home PCs, so it`s basically down to Raptor, which does max out at 300GB.
It is not true that any self-respecting computer geek uses them.
When the first quad-core CPUs aimed at normal PCs came out, 300GB was a high capacity for a HDD, probably using 2 ~150GB platters.
It`s a moot point anyway, as this joke is dated 2003 and there weren`t any quad-core CPUs for PCs back then.
any self-respecting computer geek uses a main processing hard drive with low-volume, high RPM stats for speed, while using other high-volume, lower RPM drives for storage. the 7200 terabyte versions are great for keeping random junk, but access times are usually less than optimal.
in short, they`re not talking about *buying* a "quad-core". REAL computer geeks build theirs from scratch.
although I would personally shoot ANY self-proclaimed geek who uses Norton. out of respect.
Because the size of your hard drive has much to do with what kind of processor you have...
Maybe you should stop downloading brotherly love pr0n from some isolated forum somewhere in the internet..
I use Avast!, Zone Alarm, Ad-aware and Spybot. All free, all working together smoothly. I`ve had to fix other people`s problems with bloaty commercial security software too often. The classic was a spate of people who had a trial of McAfee free with an off the shelf PC who bought and installed Norton when the McAfee trial expired. At the time, doing that would stop a PC from booting into Windows.
OBTW, not to start anything, but Norton is lame antivirus for the space it takes up.