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Malware? Reinstall Windows!

Microsoft now confirms that in many cases, the only solution for viruses and malware is to wipe your hard drive and reinstall Windows. This confirms what is common experience for anyone who has used Windows in the past decade. Oh how I'm going to pound people over the head with this article, because my advice to people with a virus is almost always "reinstall Windows" and people think I'm being sarcastic or pessimistic.

I find this all simultaneously hilarious and depressing, of course.

April 04, 2006 @ 3:57 AM PDT
Cateogory: Rants
Tags: Windows

5 Comments

Hussam
Quoth Hussam on April 04, 2006 @ 9:55 AM PDT

Please fix the fonts on your website :-(

The left hand navigation column stayed the same, but your postings turned out huge! I was wondering if you'd be interested in something like this:

Gentoo Forums - web colors and OSWD - preview

Brian
Quoth Brian on April 05, 2006 @ 1:49 PM PDT

Huge how? I've viewed it in Opera in Linux, Firefox in Linux, Epiphany, Firefox in Windows, Firefox in OS X, Opera in OS X, and Safari. It looks fine to me. I did switch the font to Trebuchet MS, so maybe you don't have that font.

I saw that link at the forums. Looks nice.

Hussam
Quoth Hussam on April 06, 2006 @ 9:02 AM PDT

Well this is how it looks like now BIG and here's how it used to look SMALL.

I could just ctrl/+/- the fonts but ..

I use Verdana for browsing because at very small font sizes it retains the "Bold" look where as "Tahoma" loses it under 12 or 13 I think.

If you could suggest a cool font for me to browse with I'll send you some chocolate on your birthday (which you'll have to anounce btw).

Brian
Quoth Brian on April 06, 2006 @ 10:33 AM PDT

Ah, that change is deliberate. I could hardly read it, how it was before.

Hussam
Quoth Hussam on April 06, 2006 @ 2:28 PM PDT

Beats the crap out of Brian