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DirectX Architect — Consoles as We Know Them Are Gone

motiz88 Re:Way to prove the point. (434 comments)

My main point is that "anti-virus" is not a legitimate, inevitable, recurring expense in owning a computer, and that "viruses" aren't that big and overwhelming a threat - if you know what you're doing. Also, in my opinion it's worth taking the time and effort to get a fundamental clue, vs. paying extra for bloated anti-virus crapware.

I think perpetuating the fatalistic "OMG viruses" angle is unhelpful and only serves the interests of commercial anti-virus makers.

But as I wrote, it's all really tangential to the consoles/PCs debate (in which I don't have a firm opinion). I see your greater point and I generally agree. Consoles are specialized products, for a market that loves specialized products that are crippled outside officially mandated use cases, and that market isn't going away soon.

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