January 15th, 2008

Microsoft Bob

Let inertia resume

Turns out I've been able to forestall the inevitable for a couple more years, at least.

I'd checked with Symantec, McAfee, CA, Panda, Kaspersky, Avast, F-prot and Eset, and none of these companies could offer a Windows Server anti-virus client at a reasonable price.  All of them demanded that you purchase a 5-10 user license pack for $250-500+ per year.

No. freaking. way.

But I'd forgotten about AVG.  Most people only think of AVG because of their free anti-virus (which doesn't run under 2000 Server).  But they do offer a 2-user business license for only $83 for 2 years.  Now TWO licenses I could actually use, I'll just give one to my SO.  He had been running the free version of AVG, but the pay version has a few extra features (and I paid the extra $20 to get 2 users/2 years of anti-spyware as well).  That comes out to just $25 per user per year for anti-virus and anti-spyware.  Not bad at all.

And I can keep running Windows 2000 until Microsoft finally stops providing security patches.
Cold Weather

Snow, snow SNOW!

Snow has been on the ground since early December.  This winter is apparently very unusual; the previous year it didn't even snow appreciably until December 31st, and that snow melted in about a week. 

There are finally a few bare batches beginning to appear on the lawn, mostly over the septic tank and near the house, but the lawn is still 85% covered, and the driveway is 95% covered in hard ice.

And now there's a snow advisory for tomorrow, with expected accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. 

Great.  Will this snow EVER go away?
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