Why Does Windows Still Suck?

[Slashdot](http://slashdot.org/:) “RatBastard writes ‘SF Gate’s Mark Morford asks: Why Does Windows Still Suck? After wtaching his significant other’s Windows PC drown in a sea of viruses and worms after only 4 minutes on her new DSL connection, Mark Morford wonders why the masses have not stormed Redmond waving torches and scythes in anger over the never-ending security flaws in Windows. Why haven’t they jetisoned the foul beast from Redmond and migrated en mass to the Macintosh or even Linux?'”

That’s a very good question. The answer is usually something along the lines of “I have to be compatible with everyone else so that I can get my work done.” Or they beg off with

The only reason it doesn’t happen like this on a Mac is that there are so many more PCs. If there were more Macs, it’d happen to them too.


So when you use Linux, you’re not using a perfectly safe OS. There is no such thing. But Linux and Mac OS X establish a more secure footing than Microsoft Windows, one that makes it far harder for viruses to take hold in the first place, but if one does take hold, harder to damage the system, but if one succeeds in damaging the system, harder to spread to other machines and repeat the process.

In other words, the reason there aren’t more viruses on those systems is that it’s so much **harder** to make them as virulent, so the hackers don’t bother and just go for the easier target.

The world would be a much happier place if people just read the above article, understood it, and took the appropriate action.

G Clip

G Clip Colors[The Sand Trap](http://thesandtrap.com/:) “…I’ve tried ball markers in the past. One slipped on to the grip end of my putter, but after losing 27 ball markers in the bottom of my bag I gave up on it. The ball marker you find on gloves is inexcusably cheesy, as are the ones that you find on some shoes. They all paled in comparison to a simple quarter or dime.

Then I tried the 4-in-one [G Clip](http://www.gclip.com/.”)

This looks like it might be the right tool for the job. Like the guy above, I’ve tried just about everything and haven’t found a satisfactory answer. I gotta get me one o’ dem tings before the season starts!

Ramsay on Comcast: “We’re still talking”

Insidetivoramsay“PVRblog: “Last month we posted about a New York Times story that said TiVo walked away from Comcast. USA Today published an interview with Ramsay](http://www.pvrblog.com/pvr/…) that asked about the Comcast deal reported in the Times.

Q: There’ve been reports that TiVo was close to striking a licensing deal with Comcast, but you scrapped it.

A: That is totally untrue….”

Well, I hope they close a deal soon. Comcast’s PVR software just plain sucks. I’d love to have a TIVO based system!