Since I heard the first time about AMTSO (Anti Malware Testing Standards Organization), in one of the VB Conferences (I think two years ago), I asked myself whether or not this association makes sense. I’ve heard later on that Avira is also part of it. But, I simply forgot about this issue. I recently started to hear a lot of noise about this issue, saying that AMTSO represents only the interests of the AV Industry and not those of the user getting infected. I don’t have yet an opinion, but as soon as I have one, I’ll post it 😉 Here are links with PROs and CONs arguments: PROs: Joint Blog By amtso http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2010/07/07/testing-and-accountability/ http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Protection-Blog/Testing-and-Accountability/ba-p/247711 http://www.securelist.com/en/blog?weblogid=2224 http://pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/testing-and-accountability/ http://www.eset.com/blog/2010/07/07/testing-and-accountability A related blog was published on the AVIEN blog CONs: The AMTSO Melee Anti Malware Testing Standards Organization: a dissenting view AMTSO: a serious attempt to clean up anti-malware testing; or just a great big con? (please read the discussion thread there !!!)
Yes, I got it 😉 PRO: it is better in rendering, it is faster. Zooming a page works perfectly this time. CONS: I think it eats more RAM than its predecessors. One single TAB requires 100 MB RAM and 78 MB VM. Firefox 3.0.11 needed about 80MB RAM with the same plugins and theme.
Lately, I have become another Flickr addicted. This happen before becoming a Pro. Pro is a paid account and I received it as a present for by birthday, from Mihaela (my wife). Each time I open my browser, my mouse goes automatically here: Comments On your Photos If I see comments, and I usually do, I feel the urge to .. respond and of course, to reply the comment. I am addicted … to Flickering 🙂