Originally Posted by hezekiahb
You really shouldn't speak about that which you know nothing about. Our Symantec AV server hoses machines all the time (especially Vista machines). Yes we test the updates, on more than one machine, yet somehow there is always someone who's machine takes a bad turn.
If you don't work in IT, don't act like you understand anything about it. Computers are a complicated mess of electronic parts & none of them behave quite the same.
By the way, though Symantec has it's share of issues but they are few & far between compared to the unexplainable wacko things that Windows updates bring.
Well, you can take my word for it that not only do I know exactly what I'm talking about, and in fact do work in IT, but I do not witness the constant hosing of machines
from the simple updates we push out.
If you don't understand computers, and you simply view them as a complicated mess of electronic parts, perhaps this isn't the field you should be in. One person here said their IT department took FOUR DAYS to figure out how to uninstall simple video drivers. These are the kind of "IT guys" I can see hosing machines through inexperience.
I'm not trying to make it sound like problems don't exist with PC's and Windows. I'm just a bit skeptical when someone tells a story like that on forums like these. Almost like a far stretch of the truth to continue the spread of misinformation about PC's running Windows.
In my experience here at work, I've seen more hardware issues than software issues. I guess we're just lucky.