BBC News – Sick PCs should be banned from the net says Microsoft

“Although the conditions to be checked may change over time, current experience suggests that such health checks should ensure that software patches are applied, a firewall is installed and configured correctly, an antivirus program with current signatures is running, and the machine is not currently infected with known malware,” he wrote in the accompanying paper.

via BBC News – Sick PCs should be banned from the net says Microsoft.

Instead of going to such a length to just get on-line, why not just dump MS Windows, the root cause of all these trouble, and switch to GNU/Linux.

Switching to GNU/Linux is easy as you get to choose variety of User Interfaces and integration of productivity tools in the form of Distributions like – Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSE, Linux Mint, Mandriva and many more to suite your taste.

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