Anandtech forumites discuss freeware security products

I’ve been a reader of the Anandtech forums for far longer than is reasonable. I typically lose interest in such communities and move on to others way sooner than I have this forum. While browsing the forums last night, I ran across this thread on freeware security tools. Given that Anand’s site is so techie oriented, the forums are loaded with very knowledgeable techs. This thread shows that, and has a lot of great information on choosing and using anti-virus, firewall, anti-spyware, and other security tools. If you aren’t set up with malware protection on your system, consider choosing a recommended product from each category in this thread.

For even more security information and guidance from the Anandtech forums, look at this consolidated malware solution thread. It greatly expands on the information from the above-linked free security tools thread. In fact, this 2nd thread is the discussion responsible for the 1st thread. And these folks really know their stuff.

[tags]Anandtech forumites recommend freeware anti-malware[/tags]

Cory Doctorow’s “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom” – free ebook via email

Several months back, I read the free version of Cory’s “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom” and enjoyed it enough to buy the book. Since Cory is one of the strongest proponents of release-your-writings-for-free-and-people-will-buy-them publishing, I tend to support his crazy idea and buy his books after reading them. For those that are interested in this book and want to decide if try-and-buy works for you, a new method of reading the book, >serialized email distribution, is now available. Just click the word “Link” below.

The folks at DailyLit have just converted my novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom to an email-based serial. Sign up for the free service, specify how often you’d like a little chunk emailed to you, and then sit back and read by email, on your schedule. Link (Thanks, Albert!)

[tags]Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Commercial book readable via serialized email, Another way to get Cory Doctorow’s writings for free (legally!)[/tags]