Last edited by cpuer; 18th April 2007 at 09:00 AM.
So I heard a MAC is more stable than a PC. It's very rare for one to crash even when you're pushing the disk to work harder for you. Also it is rare for a MAC to get a virus.....are these statements true?
There seem to be more flaws in a PC is because people are targetting PC rather than other OS. So more flaws are discovered in PC rather than other OS.
Just install all the necessary protection on the PC and you should be alright. Protection like firewall, anti-virus program, spyware scanning software etc.
To be more specific.
spyware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/...e_personal.php AND http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html
on the subject of protection for PC, i suggest you do some research. you definitely want to get an antivirus suite, firewall and spam protection, but there is a big difference in terms of how these products perform and more importantly, how much resources they take up.
for example, a lot of people go with norton as an all in one suite, but it is a MASSIVE resource hog.
the other thing worth doing, is to go through your start up processes to see what is being loaded when windows starts up and disable all the unecessary ones. there are a few sites on the internet which will list which ones can safely be disabled. you will be amazed how much faster you load up. for example, im always horrified to see people with huge numbers of load up icons in the right corner of their windows start bar.. for me, i only have the time, MSN, wifi , remove hardware icon and thats it. and mines a notebook.
Last edited by jdredd; 23rd April 2007 at 11:26 AM.
Yes agree with dnaxe better to not play with tools that could potentially stuff up the usage of your PC - unless you're PC savvy or you're happy to potentially have to rebuild your PC should you do the wrong thing. (presume jdredd is talking about messing with registry settings)
If wainism is interested there are download tools on M'soft website such as TWEAKUI. Interestingly will give you the multiple desktop that VISTA now has. Been available for some time now but M'soft decided to add it into the OS.