I am thinking about blogging again, this time more of an intersection of proletarian culture and technology. As of late, politics has been a rather depressing field. While there has been much to despair in the political realm, there have been rays of of hope in the technology realm.
I recently bought a Starling from System 76 and plan a review of sorts when it arrives. But till then a funny story, at least from my perspective, of an Acer Windows 7 laptop I bought my daughter for Marxmas.
Now, the machine was good enough – 3 Gb of ram, 64 bit processor – but I had forgotten how much crap they put on these things. I must of spent a good two hours uninstalling crap. Why put office on if its only trial ware? Why put on Norton if its only good for 30 days. You get the idea.
Well after putting on Chrome and a few other programs I installed a Windows version of Clam AV. Ran a test and guess what, it caught a virus. Yes, there was a virus in Acer games on a brand new Windows 7 computer.
Windows 7, Great virus support, right out of the box. How bout that for their next ad.