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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Security for the rest of us

I recently gave my parents a new computer and when I was installing it I couldn’t help but feel dread knowing that it was Windows. I have tried to move them over to Linux for the last few years but I have been unable to get them to switch. I think part of it has to do with their work computers being on Windows also. How do you show the value of change?

When I first tried to get them to switch it was because they had infected their computer beyond recovery. I installed Ubuntu as it is the most friendly Linux OS I have found. They gave up on it before they even logged in because it wasn’t Windows. Now they have Windows again and I can only imagine how long it will be before I have to rebuild the PC again.

There needs to be an easier way to get regular people to use a more secure OS.

posted by holliday at 7:35 pm  

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