I put away the netbook, got my desktop back from the shop, and started using Windows 7.
I got two new viruses.
Now, being that it is on essentially a new computer (new WD black 1TB hd) with a fresh install of Win7, you would think that I would have a bit of breathing room... But Noooooo.
Security Essentials took care of it -- but what a waste of time. Now I am looking around for viruses every three minutes while my CPU and NET time are being sucked up by Carbonite, and having to wrestle with e-mail pop details (36 hours of not reading the instructions right) and finding old bookmarks and e-mail backups....
Well, you get the picture.
Just think, I actually enjoy some of this.