Graf Zahl wrote:
You don't seem to trust a lot of Windows software, then (back when I had Zonealarm, it asked me about quite a few programs accessing the internet that I had no clue had been accessing it), yet you seem to still use Windows.
It is one thing not to trust certain software. But when it comes to Windows it is not that easy to dump it when you need it all the time for some reason. And before you ask, LInux is not an alternative because 90% of the software I use on a regular basis doesn't work with it.
And no, I do not trust Windows.
I just want to mention that people too often say that they cannot use Linux because it doesn't have the software they use. However, software itself is not important. The protocols and file formats that are supported (and more generally the functions that are easy to perform with some existing software) are what is important. Really, the only thing for which using similar software isn't really an acceptable substitute is games.
Graf, I am curious just what these things are that you can do in Windows that you cannot in Linux. I'm not saying that I don't believe you, but would you mind giving some examples (other than the obvious: games)?