Posted by: Stev | March 19, 2008

Windows is a bug

Everybody thought about this at least once…

  Is Windows a Virus?
No, Windows is not a virus. Here’s what viruses do:

1)  They replicate quickly – okay, Windows does that.

2) Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system
as they do so – okay, Windows does that.

3) Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk – okay,
Windows does that too.

4) Viruses are usually carried, unknown to the user, along with
valuable programs and systems. Sigh… Windows does that, too.

5) Viruses will occasionally make the user suspect their system is too
slow (see 2) and the user will buy new hardware. Yup, that’s with
Windows, too.

Until now it seems Windows is a virus but there are fundamental
differences: Viruses are well supported by their authors, are running
on most systems, their program code is fast, compact and efficient and
they tend to become more sophisticated as they mature.  So Windows is
not a virus.

It’s a bug.



  1. Hehehe clever!

  2. Sorry – can you update my URL – it’s got “fresh.” in front of it, which was a mistake. Would you mind editing it in? Thanks 🙂

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