After a nasty virus virtually wiped out my compact travel computer, I decided to take a look at the Mac product line. Many of you, I imagine, have developed a love-hate relationship with the Windows operating system (whose Vista version apparently confounds our corporate Web mail server) and applications that accompany it (why, oh why, do we need such a thing as “docX”?).
The virus was my own fault. I had let my anti-virus software expire on my portable computer, which I predominately used to peruse Web sites, check e-mail and write on the road. I rarely downloaded any files other than my own Word files, but somehow this virus took over my box—fast. It kept the technicians at Office Depot busy for several days before they could restore the machine. Luckily, I kept little of value on it. But still. You’ve just got to wonder what motivates people who write these viruses. Think what they could do if they put that energy to positive use. But I digress.
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