"Granny - Just edit your Registry!" Re: hoax or bad taste joke byRedhat's CEO?

T. Ribbrock emgaron at gmx.net
Thu Nov 6 00:00:35 UTC 2003

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 01:29:23PM -0600, Justin L Croonenberghs wrote:
> > Or how do you explain she needs to patch new XP system to keep the worm
> > viruses away....but she can't connect to the Internet to download the
> > patch becasue she will be infected?
> That's just a hype-attack. I told her, over the phone, how to configure
> her machine to automatically update itself, and all it took was four mouse
> clicks. Easy as pie.

So, *you* told her, as she wasn't able to figure that one out by
herself? I see, ease of use...

> And she has her firewall enabled. She'll be fine for now.

And she figured out the firewall all by herself? Wow!

What I'm getting at: What you describe is exactly what gets
underestimated: Most of the average users *can* use Windows - but
*only* because they have someone like "you" holding their hand. And
that's no different at all from doing the same on a Linux system.


                Thomas Ribbrock    http://www.ribbrock.org 
  "You have to live on the edge of reality - to make your dreams come true!"

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