I am definitely a PC. At one point in my life I was considered the “Mac goddess” in a tech support department (only woman willing to do support on the Mac so I won the title) but got away from it shortly thereafter. I just don’t think like a Mac and have trouble with a variety of Apple products. That’s how it is.
And with every life choice, there are good things and bad things with this. I can run any piece of software I want. On the other hand, so can all those malicious code writers who want to steal things from me or just screw stuff up. So I have to be somewhat versed in anti-malware programs. I have loved Microsoft Security Essentials since it first came out and have been impressed by its small footprint and how well it plays with others. So I install it on all my client’s computers. Recently, an article was written that gave the impression that Microsoft was “giving up” on it. And I was bummed. What would replace it? But one thing I’ve learned in technology, always double check. So I was thrilled when I got my “Ask Leo” newsletter today and he had an article called, Do I Need to Stop Using Microsoft Security Essentials?.
Leo is a great source of tech information and his newsletter often hits points my clients need to know. His newsletter comes out every Tuesday and I can always count on an article or two being something I need to read. I was happier than usual to find out he not only researched his article, he went directly to Microsoft. And the news is good! Leo confirms that Microsoft is not “giving up” and will continue to support and improve Microsoft Security Essentials. So if you, like me, were disappointed, don’t be!