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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:02 AM
Posted 18 December 2005 - 11:06 AM
Posted 18 December 2005 - 11:14 PM
Why wouldn't they be? It's a great make-work project. It would ensure their longevity in that, because of the unending threats, people would have to keep updating their products forever.
Think about it.
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 10:23 AM
Posted 19 December 2005 - 10:42 AM
Edited by acklan, 20 December 2005 - 05:50 PM.
Posted 20 December 2005 - 04:52 PM
Posted 20 December 2005 - 05:50 PM
Posted 20 December 2005 - 07:37 PM
Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:50 AM
First, if you don't want McAfee to nag you uninstall it and use something else. And you can't say they are unethical to remind to of the need to resubscribe so you can get the latest definitions for it to work effectively. If you aren't going to run it as it is designed to be run, why have it on your system? It's like saying a car is unethical because it won't take you to the store because you refuse to put gas in it. And the gas gauge has a blinking light that bothers you.
I DO KNOW ONE THING FOR SURE ABOUT MCAFEE. IF YOU DECLINE TO CONTINUE YOUR "SUBSCRIPTION" WITH THEM, YOU'LL NOT ONLY BE BOMBARDED WITH NAG SCREENS THAT POP UP MORE AND MORE FREQUENTLY OVER TIME, BUT THEIR SOFTWARE WILL BEGIN AFFECTING YOUR NT-ONLINE SCANNER SO THAT YOU HAVE TO WAIT 10 OR 15 MINUTES TO USE YOUR (OWN -- AS IN YOUR OWN PROPERTY) COMPUTER. AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE MCAFEE'S AFFECTING IN YOUR COMPUTER. WHAT GIVES THEM THE RIGHT TO DO THIS? IN ANY OTHER FIELD, THAT WOULD SMACK OF COERSION TO BUY THEIR PRODUCT. SO, BACK TO MY ORIGINAL QUESTION, IF THEY'RE THIS UNETHICAL, WHY WOULDN'T THEY CREATE VIRUSES SO PEOPLE HAVE TO BUY, AND UPGRADE, THEIR PRODUCT?
The thing about people
is they change
when they walk away.--Mipso
Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:44 PM
Posted 21 December 2005 - 09:34 PM
All capital letters usually denotes YELLING!!! Please do not yell. It is impolite.
I do like your theory, as far as making me think. This type of debate is better suited for "The Speak Easy" Forum, in the " Gerenal Category".
Edited by Scarlett, 21 December 2005 - 09:35 PM.
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