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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Is it eBay or eBait?

The online auction site, eBay, is becoming more like eBait to both buyers or sellers of goods. Despite eBay's best effort to stamp out frauds, the customers are still being fleeced and to fend for themselves. Shame.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Arrogance to the (Apple) core

This report on the release of Apple's iPhone shows Apple's arrogance to the core. I wouldn't be bothered - it is just a phone and my $50 makes as good phone call as something that holds the owner hostage.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Microsoft Security Essentials - is it worth the hassle?

Microsoft has released a beta version "free" Anti-virus suite to replace their defunct OneCare program. I am puzzled why Microsoft demands so much from user:
Interested users should note that installing MSE requires that the would-be user's system passes Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage anti-piracy tool, which checks to make sure it is being installed on a licensed version of Windows. Would-be users also will need to register for or already have a free Windows Live (or Hotmail) account in order to download the program.
Just to get a beta version! Doesn't Microsoft know that you can get free AVG, Avira and Avast without any question asked and installed in pirated or genuine Windows alike? All of them have well established credentials.

So I guess this MSE is just another waste of time, kind of like IE7/8 and better dismissed without wasting your time.

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