Microsoft recently announced they will be offering subscription computer maintenance to its Windows users, which includes virus scanning. Not unexpected – subscription service for anti-virus and other computer issues has become par for the course. And with many of the vulnerabilities clearly being a Microsoft problem to begin with, Redmond is likely looking at this as an additional public relations step prior to the release of Longhorn.
Frankly, the last thing anyone needs is another OS from Microsoft that is riddled with security holes, which is why I (and a growing number of my colleagues) already placed a bet on Apple’s OS X. But for those who just can’t make the jump, at least there will soon be a nice additional paid-for service they can turn to to keep their workday from turning into a computing nightmare.
The Slashdot crowd had this to say about the matter.