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Is Windows a Virus?

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Sep 13, 2004.


  1. okie

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    Is Windows a Virus?



    No, Windows is not a virus. Here's what viruses (viri?) do:

    1. They replicate quickly -- okay, Windows does that.

    2. Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system
    as they do so -- okay, Windows does that.

    3. Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk -- okay,
    Windows does that, too.

    4. Viruses are usually carried, unknown to the user, along with valuable
    programs and systems. Sigh... Windows does that, too.

    5. Viruses will occasionally make the user suspect their system is too
    slow (see 2) and the user will buy new hardware. Yup, that's with
    Windows, too.

    Until now it seems Windows is a virus but there are fundamental
    differences: Viruses are well supported by their authors, are
    running on most systems, their program code is fast, compact and
    efficient and they tend to become more sophisticated as they
    mature.

    So, Windows is *not* a virus.