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RE: What is wrong with schools these days?
From: "John Lightfoot" <jlightfoot () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 17:56:26 -0500

Peter Besenbruch wrote:

Clueless people will always be with us. No OS is going to keep them safe,
but some may do a better job than others. You seem successful in managing
Windows boxes, but my experience is the opposite. Those daughters who kept
getting their computer infected? They never were told the root password. It
also meant a lot that they couldn't just double click something and have it
run. Such a simple difference in design can mean the world.

I don't see why you think Linux is any better at this.  If you gave those
same daughters a fully patched Windows XP box, turned on automatic updates,
and gave them accounts that were only in the Users group (i.e. not
administrators), their chance of getting infected would be zero, too.

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