New computers come with old software, a situation that, considering the recent slew of critical bug fixes, can be quite dangerous.
To illustrate just how old some of the software is, consider a new Windows XP machine that I got yesterday. The computer, a ThinkCentre A61 tower, was ordered from Lenovo on January 6, 2008. It was delivered to someone on January 16th, exactly who I'll never know. As I wrote about last month, UPS lost my computer. But that's another story.
I've got my new computer routine down pat at this point. First, I run a … Read more