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    Need for >4 core CPU

    Never really thought about it until i saw this article this am:-
    Intel and Symantec Team Up for On-chip Security.
    Virtualization to Become Useful for Everyone

    Mmmmmm 1 core for OS & Apps, N cores for Symantec, some things will never change

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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    The PCWorld adverts were correct! You WILL be able to scan for viruses while reading email! Finally!

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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    You say that, one day Symantec use all 4 cores to virus scan and that

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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    This really won't affect those of us in the know that know that Syantec / Norton / McAfee are over priced rubbish - the best systems are free to home users, such as Avast and AVG. I really don't understand people paying for what are deeply flawed products that have proven open to attacks and exploits.
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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    i find it quite funny that at one point avast was scanning with both cores with dual core processers.
    they did change it back to one core thou.
    i use kaspersky myself.
    much bettere than the rubbish from symantec and mcafeee.
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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    Or you could use a proper operating system that can't get viruses *cough*
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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    If you have a firewall and don't visit dodgy sites or open dodgy emails the chances of getting a virus are very low anyway. I've used an AV for years, and I check occasionally with the online ones, but I've never had a sniff of a virus. It does give a certain peace of mind though.

    Mind you at work a virus slipped through both their firewall and Norton...

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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    Norton, now there's a supprise lol.
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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Or you could use a proper operating system that can't get viruses *cough*
    You mean Mac?

    Only used by so few people, that no one has ever bothered to write a virus for it....

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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    If that's what turns you on, but no, I meant any *NIX you can think of (you know, that 'old' thing that's been running the internet since it's conception).
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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    If that's what turns you on, but no, I meant any *NIX you can think of (you know, that 'old' thing that's been running the internet since it's conception).
    I'm sure *NIX OS's aren't incapable of getting viruses, just more resiliant anyway enough off topic chat, just glad we can finally look at e-mails and watch a dvd at the same time now there's multicore... :-)

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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    I meant any *NIX you can think of (you know, that 'old' thing that's been running the internet since it's conception).
    Ahem.

    If your machine is "out of date, stuffed with Web software, and missing security patches" you're vulnerable, no matter what OS you run.

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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    Wasn't the worlds first virus for unix too?

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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    The greastest trick Symantec ever pulled was convincing the world that Norton AV isn't malware.

    I wouldn't trust symantec to build a tower with these.

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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by charleski View Post
    Ahem.

    If your machine is "out of date, stuffed with Web software, and missing security patches" you're vulnerable, no matter what OS you run.
    Well that isn't a virus, that's crappy (read non-existant) security policy, and well, Ubuntu is Ubuntu, ahem.
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    Re: Need for >4 core CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by iranu View Post
    The greastest trick Symantec ever pulled was convincing the world that Norton AV isn't malware.

    I wouldn't trust symantec to build a tower with these.

    Indeed
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