Windows Tax

The complimentary 90 day trial of McAfee that came with my Dell 700m expires today. They just sent me an e-mail reminding me of that fact and encouraging me to purchase a subscription.

I don’t want to be the idiot riding in a car with no brakes not wearing my seatbelt, but I also don’t like feeling that I’m be held hostage either by my anti-virus software either.

I’ve been fairly happy with the McAfee software – it hasn’t caught any viruses, but it hasn’t gotten in the way much either. Of course, I don’t use Outlook and I mostly do development and browser compatibliity testing on it, not many high-risk activities.

I guess I’ll pony up and buy a subscription, it just gnaws at me that I have to pay a :scare: Windows Tax :/scare: .