Shop My Local Costco for Security Software—Not Much Else

How good is Windows’ security? Costco either doesn’t think much of it or perhaps wants customers to think more about it. Yesterday, while shopping at my local Costco, I was surprised to see that security was the biggest software category stocked. I mean really big.

Perhaps the two pictures can tell the story better than I can.

I was looking for DVDs when I literally bumped into the display table. Costco also sold a couple Microsoft Office editions and Intuit small business software. Doesn’t this picture give you a cozy feeling about Windows security?

Norton security

You want to guess what this display will look like in a year, after Microsoft releases Security Essentials, for free? The question: Would that really be such a bad development for consumers or small businesses?