computer users around the world breathed a sigh of relief
this week when their computers were slowed by
the Sasser worm, we have been assured.
hands of a happy 'slow user' during Sasser attack,
survey, carried out by the Ergonomic Workstations Committee
of the Newly Enlarged European Union, says that the
average computer user has been struggling to keep up with
ever faster computer processors for the last five years.
In the survey, most users said they were last comfortable
with using a computer at around the 500MHz speed level,
but, since then, because of faster speeds, they have become
Modern computers bought from shops today can run at over
3000 MHz, baffling some computer users when attempting run-of-the-mill
word processor or spreadsheet tasks.
With computers doubling in speed on average every 4 years,
an underclass of slow computer users, which sees no chance
of ever catching up, continues to grow.
was until the Sasser worm slowed down their computers earlier
in the week, restoring some users to productivity levels
last seen in 1998.
in spite of the pain caused by high processor speeds to
the estimated 65% of computer users who says they are slow
to very-slow speed users, IT departments across the globe
quickly moved to destroy the Sasser worm and resume normal,
the attacks, some users were left fondly remembering times
bookkeeper from WKRP Accounts told us: