AVG and Firefox are they perfect. Some think so!
Your allegations are wrong modemmogul Im not quite sure why I am defending my comments. Perhaps because you indicated you were curious. You speak as an authority on Windows ME. Seems strange since you never have used it. I quote you... "the most bug plagued operating systems ever created"... also.... " and I can almost guarantee its your operating system" (Win ME)
I used Window ME for many years without problems. Please tell me what bugs you are referring to? My Firefox browser was never run with Win ME OS. Only with Win 2000. There goes half of your argument!
Please readers ... Don't dump your Windows ME before you have searched the web and read articles regarding XP's spying and controlling reputation.
Win ME has some excellent features. 1. System Restore included in new XP OS. 2. ME has nice multimedia goodies also added to new XP with a few frills! 3. ME has nice movies software and Microsoft's slide/video/movie software can be added. . now in XP. Note: Windows 2000.. 98 ,, 95 have few to none of these features.
I have been using Win 2000 Pro. For the last several months. Quite frankly, I have never had to deal with as many viruses. trojans, worms .. backdoor stuff.. etc ! Along with ME. I also have used Win 98se, 98, 95, Win 3.+, MSdos, Dos, I have not seen this kind of infection! Things are. under control now, but it as been quite a battle. Not sure if I should blame Win2k Pro. but its hard not to! I have wondered about updates??? Fortunately I have a partitioned disk, yesterday I had to format and re-installed Win 2k. So much for NTFS being the cats meow. At least Win ME would have permitted me to restore.
For the curious: I run Norton anti-virus, Sygate Personal Firewall, Peer Guardian. Spyware Blaster, and verify with Spybot S&D, and Ad-Aware.
A probable advantage of 2000 is NTFS instead of FAT (Win ME). However, NTFS will handle only some smaller problems but NTFS is the thing which keeps me from going back to Win ME. FAT: fast more errors, NTFS: slow less errors.
Regarding your AVG comments. As with all incidents, problems or bugs I usually spend a lot of time researching the cause. The AVG anti-virus bug was very real. I found a couple of dozen postings in various forums outlining the same problem I had. I tried all hacker/teckie recommended solutions. They did not work! AVG seem not want to deal with it. The AVG bugs were not as serious with Win XP users. However it did placed a false attachment icon on all outgoing emails. I still get mail with the icon from people I know. Most newbies I know will delete all email with attachments if from unknown address; I consider this a problem. I liked AVG (esp.the GUI) before the beta version. I would need a sworn affidavit from them to use it again. It took hours of my time trying to find out why I couldn't and send email. Worse, I blamed my server.
The Firefox issues have taken a lot of my time as well. My Firefox post was designed for beginners not for you. I suggest to you and other non-believers to join the Firefox forums. Also check Bugzilla. I wont give up Firefox but It's simply not ready for the newbies.
You said and I quote,,, are very good software (AVG Firefox) and written by some of the best developers My answer to that is; Windows ME was written by better than the best developers. (which you said was bug plagued)
As I said I rarely make comments without reason and I do a fair amount of research. We should all do the same.
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