Point taken, I sit near our data security people and they HATE Norton
enterprise products. LOL In the end though, my company uses Norton, for a
variety of reasons and not all are rational.
I can tell you Norton 2008 is not a system hog. Before I built this system,
I was running on an old Dell 8250. I needed every last cycle to run
BioShock, F.E.A.R., and HL2. I was always looking at what was eating up
cycles, and Norton was not one of them. I agree the older versions needed
some work, but you may want to look at 2009, I just purchased my update, and
I'll be installing in a couple of weeks.
By the way I tried a SafeBoot, and actually saw an unidentified public
network, I changed it to Private, but no luck. Eventually I'll get to the
bottom of this. Vista only seems to want a wireless network setup.
"+Bob+" <nomailplease@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 14:10:27 -0500, "Stephen Russell"
> <steveru621@xxxxxx> wrote:
>>You and I will have to agree to disagree. I do not think Norton products
>>are garbage. Just because others agree with you (or me) doesn't make it
> You are definitely entitled to your opinion and preference.
> I think you will find that the majority of professionals disagree with
> you when it comes to Norton. There are a few around who like the
> corporate enterprise products, but very few fans of the home versions.
> I've got my own Norton stories I could post, but lets just say that I
> avoid it like the plague. As a general rule, I've yet to see a system
> that didn't speed up dramatically when Norton was removed.