Re: [SLE] http://www.kernel.org/ any good?
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 14:14:17 -0500 To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
*** Reply to message from Anders Johansson <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Wed,
13 Oct 2004 18:48:50 +0200 One more candle and a trip around the
> User space applications won't see a big difference of course, if that's what
> you meant. Things will still run
That is one of the nicest things that can be said of Linux... there is
such a thing as User space, and it is honored, most of the time, so
things will "Still run"..
It's one of the things I have trouble explaining to people who aren't
"into" computers.. let me or someone else set up a suitable and safe
linux for you, and just plink away at a keyboard or clickety click w/
your mouse.. "things just work" ( once we get a nice stable setup , and
a suitably tight firewall.. <G>) but the user doesn't need to know any
of that... and BTW isn't that what the MS os is suposed to do ???? I've
got some folks using it where they have no idea what Linux IS, but they
love thier computer now, no virii, w/ a wee bit of work , not too many
nasty emails... Do they need to know much more than that?
My son in law wanted me to erase windows from his computer... tho now
he is glad I didn't. He has to take some classes for work, and they
insist on only MS proggy's and I.E. DUMB!! Still, I've tolkd my
daughter what to do to make his Linux browser ID itself as IE... and
told her also to get either or both firefox and Moz... if they have to
be in Windows and web browse better to keep IE away..
IF they lived closer I'd set up Konqi to lie to his school for him, and
give him Codeweavers to do whatever work he needs to do in Winders..
but It's rather hard to do over the phone. He sorta understands what
the computer's system is doing ... but only sorta. I'm thinking it
will eat cel ( mobile) phone minutes to do anything too far out unless
there is someone to handhold while we tiptoe thru the setup... (
conversations that start w/ "okay, what do you see on your screen?
Begin at the upper left hand corner and work your way accross". ) At
least, now that I'm on the right coast, they can't wake me up to tell
me the computer *ate* 6 months of billing reccords or something equally
catostrophic.... <heavy sigh>
My sister, who is completely unsavy about computers is switching tho
I'm putting her and some others on Xandros, just because it looks so
windows-y it *should* cut down the phone calls. Linspire or whatever
they are calling it this week would be my next choice for home computer
users who only want to web surf and do email... Tho if I set them up
they never know what they could do if root was the default login... ( I
also disable the auto login that Suse is doing now, once the video card
is set <G>) Let them understand the value of good passwords, if for no
other reason than to keep the kiddies from reading the Xmas lists ...
once they get reletively at ease w/ Linux, we will talk about
encrypting things... like email !! <G>
OF course if things get much much too hairy, I yell for Anders, one of
the two of them should help bail me out of the problem that has managed
to get away from me ... <VBG>
BTW don't I owe one of you two some Good Karma bonus points????
about to hit the road... will chat more next week after I get back... (
in case I've managed to offend <G>) Huntsville calls ...
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