I would PAY not to have that crap on my machine.
So not having it for free (as in beer) is a bargain !
Tux, cos he's free (as in beer), too.
Hot on the heels of Dell's tempting Windows XP offer, giving customers the chance to avoid Vista for a mere £44k, we're delighted to announce that not having anti-virus protection will cost you absolutely nothing. Dell's tempting no anti-virus included in price offer Yup, Dell has rather generously decided to include a …
Dell are the ones who sell Ubuntu pre-installed on PCs, aren't they? Which is fairly well immune to viruses by design, as it requires the user's explicit consent to run executables rather than merely assuming that (a) everything should be executable and (b) if no program is listed as an editor / player / interpreter for that kind of file (judging by the extension) then the file itself is the program.
amoung the non bugged options are
First Boot Device
Boot to Hard Drive [add £3.00]
Boot to USB [add £3.00]
Boot to Optical Device [add £3.00]
Boot to NIC [add £3.00]
Custom Partition - 50/50 Split [add £11.00]
Outlook Express Remove [£3.00]
Games Remove [£3.00]
Legacy Communications Remove (Chat, Dialer, Hyperterminal, Sound Recorder and Windows Messenger) [£3.00]
Dell Wallpaper Remove (black)
Disable Wireless Access [£3.00]
Disable Modem [£3.00]
Disable USB Ports [£3.00]
Zero troll content, sorry. Translation of the first two options on the screenshot for you:
( ) Without antivirus protection [included in the price]
( ) Without antivirus protection - Spanish [add €0.01]
( ) MacAfee - 30 day trial - Spanish [add €0.01]
You're right about one thing though, "And I don't even speak Spanish."
"I would PAY not to have that [anti-virus] crap on my machine."
"Norton Internet Security is a festering pile of turd. It slows computers down and isn't even that effective at stopping nasties getting in."
"Surely the machine's better off without Norton anyway?"
"I remember when Macs were considered "immune" to viruses. Not any more."
When did El Reg commentators get clues handed out to 'em? I must've missed that offer. Or is it another option you can buy from Dell for 0.01 euros?
If we keep on using virii eventually the OED will admit defeat and include it in the dictionary. Then we will have won and you can no longer cite 'neuter nouns' and greek non plurals and masculine forms and all that crap bwaa ha haa.
I am l33t give me warez. Mouses of the world unite and kill all da Catz
I wonder where my tongue is. Oh! here it is firmly stuck in cheek!!
There is no Latin plural for 'virus'(therefore, using native English pluralization(ie 'viruses') is correct). In Latin, the word means "poison", which is uncountable(and therefore unpluralizable). 'Viri' is the plural form of the Latin for "man"(vir), while 'virii' is a complete misunderstanding of Latin.
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