Where It's Mac

September 27, 2004

Daring Fireball: For Whatever Reasons

New Windows updates, new anti-virus software, new ad-blocking software — regular people are starting to realize that the cycle never ends, that they are never going to successfully secure Windows, and that the easiest and best solution to the Windows security problem is not to use Windows at all.

This conversation appears not at all uncommon. I was on the subway last week and overheard a conversation about problems with home computers. Fed up with pop-ups, viruses and adware, two people were discussing various fixes, such as running Ad-Aware and Spybot:Search and Destroy, before considering the virtues of Apple computers and Mac OS X.

This is undoubtedly one reason why I see many more Apple computers around the law school than last year.

If, for whatever reason, you are stuck with Windows, one way to improve your web browsing experience and avoid most adware and spyware is to switch from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox. Firefox is not only more secure than Internet Explorer, but it feels faster, too.

Posted by Andrew Raff at September 27, 2004 10:21 PM
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