Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Now that I have moved over the my Powerbook G4 as a primary machine, I have my older laptop to play with. I also have two hard drives for that machine. One hard drive is now running windows xp with sp2 installed. It also has the Microsoft anti spyware software, and symantec antivirus. I have not downloaded any other third party app, other than bittorrent for downloading. I wanted to see how long it would take for the machine to get infected. I've been running the system non-stop for the past two weeks. After work, I use that machine exclusively for all my web browsing. The machine has not been infected by spyware so far. In fact, I have not even had a single web site show the activex dialog that is shown to confirm the install of some spyware software. Now this surprised me. The websites I visit it turns out can all be trusted. This would lead me to believe that I need to start visiting web sites that I normally dont visit, and see what effect that has. My plan though is to click "No" on all those spyware activex dialogs. I am just trying to see how long I can have the machine last without getting spyware on it.

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...