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Kudos0

Goodbye

Hello Forum members,I'm leaving the forum for good. Too much stress fighting Windows everyday. I'm going to Mac. Don't need Norton now. Thanks for letting me participate with you real geeks. Better days ahead..........regards, .Paul

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Kudos0

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I'm using this Windows for Facebook. No loss with using my Windows there. A whole new world at facebook. Thanks again for letting me participate with super geeks. Learned a lot. Now to a Mac.....................

Kudos0

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Thanks for all the help in the past Paul.Pc illiterates like me would be lost without this forum and people like you.Thanks again and take care.

Kudos1 Stats

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Oh

Now 1 less person to scold  those increasing number of spyware

Norton is their for Mac too!

Take Care!



Midou
Kudos0

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Don't forget that Norton protects Macs too ..... and there is a Forum here for it!

Hugh
Kudos0

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Lol. Guess he forgot.

Mitka

"Life opens up when you do." - Procter & Gamble
Kudos0

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Facebook - the best way for face not to see a book. 

Macs also need protection, you'll figure that out very soon. We are expecting you again.

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Just another quick thought on the *Goodbye" thread...

In the words of the Beatles lyric "You Say Goodbye...And I say Hello"......Here I am back again with Norton !

In the world of O/S;s ......one leaves the fold ...and a wanderer returns....and so it goes on......

After using Windows OS since inception...I like many other long time users have seen it all .......Multiple BSOD's......repeated trips outdoors to retrieve the PC that I had just slung through the window in frustration .....and then along came "naughty boys " who startted attacking our lovely clean machines!!

So of I went and discovered Norton Commander and subsequent Norton releases ....and enjoyed relative "bliss" for a short period of time !

As time rolled on...Threat levels increased ...and the steps that the Security programs had to take in order to stay ahead of the game became more demanding ...and yes...I " fell out " with Norton ...and I too said "Goodbye" !

Off I went to early Linux distros...but I still had a "soft spot " for Windows .I ignored Windows Millenium and Vista totally and then I installed the Release Candidates of Windows7 !

Yep...I liked what I saw and came back ...and bought Windows7....but after "hardening " the system via sensible configuration etc; ..I still needed a sound Security suite for added protection ......Norton wasn't my first choice I'm sorry to admit...old memories of negative issues were "blinkering" me ...and I didn't give Norton a chance.....WRONG MINDSET !!!!

It took a "major intrusion" via a "Zero Day" event to bring me to my senses . After years of experience ...and in spite of what I thought were ample defence measures...I got "zapped"!!!!

No matter how well you think you have implemented your security software...... If you are the guy in the wrong place at the wrong time .....you too can be tricked !

So.....Moral of the story here is...No matter how many years experience any of us have ...in this ever changing security scenario .....we all need the umbrella of a reliable security suite .....and Norton is now doing the business for me ....

So it's "Goodbye from him ...and Hello from me " ...Hmm...where have we heard words similar to that before ?????

Windows7 SP1....Norton NIS 2012 ...4Gb RAM ..Momentus XT SolidState HybridHDDocendo discimus ( Teach in order to learn)
Kudos0

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Bleeper -- Sorry I can only give one kudos for a nicely balanced account of your journey ......

I gather you did right to skip ME and VISTA; I'm an old-timer and I've used them all except ME starting with WIN 3.0 WfWG 3.11 and so on although I've not really done more with VISTA than to have it installed because it was there and I got a copy cheap.

And I like WIN 7 and I'm particularly impressed with the Search box and the way it can take me in one jump to a utility -- Regedit (without worrying whether I'm getting the wrong bittery) or CMD.com -- that is hidden deep in the menu structure or on the drive.

Hugh
Kudos0

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Welcome back, bleeper24! And speaking of The Beatles, did I detect some "Live and Let Die" in there too? 

Tony Weiss | Norton Forums Global Community Manager | Symantec Corporation
Kudos0

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Moved to own thread for better exposure.

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