I use the system for predominately web browsing, job seeking sites, pcworld.com, NASA.gov, theguardian.com, youtube.com, blenderartists, and various search engine random searches via Bing, yahoo, Yahoo mail. When I searched for Lost in space in images on bing I’m not going to get malware from that.
They tend to be trusted with the exception of the search engine results. I avoid crap.
Software, just some various 3D games two simulators Orbiter, and Flight Simulator 2004, the blender package as obvious, the game engine at the moment, I might touch on a bit of Python using the last release a couple of years back for XP. I bought a book I haven’t even opened via Amazon UK.
The system very slow on Yahoo home page with the flash videos all loading, hell I even get a few close downs fron the browser, 800mb page file usage out of 1.5GB.
When I watch Voyage to the bottom of the sea via youtube the memory usage goes sky high and the processor.