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Re: [vox] Proposed addition to "Why Not MS?" page
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Re: [vox] Proposed addition to "Why Not MS?" page

I like the idea of a small consulting practice. There
is also room for developing smarter tools for less
sophisticated users.


--- Shwaine <shwaine@malevolence.com> wrote:
> I was just catching up on this weekend's Slashdot
> posts. While reading 
> the whole discussion about MS's new EULA on W2K SP3,
> I thought "this 
> should be added to the 'Why Not MS?' page". We
> should be doing all 
> we can to educate the public about the freedoms MS
> is trying to take 
> away by demanding administrator rights to everyone's
> Win boxes. Emphasis 
> should be placed on their perchance in the past for
> faulty patches 
> which render the machine unuseable, their ability to
> determine what 
> consistutes a patch or fix, their attempt to be
> totally absolved 
> of any liability for damage caused to the system and
> their ability 
> to look through at all files on the machine if they
> are granted admin 
> priviledges. 
> These practices of MS combined with the increased
> useability of the 
> Linux desktop will greatly help promote Linux. The
> biggest remaining 
> hurdle that I see is many people think Linux is "too
> difficult" to 
> install and administer. While the InstallFests help
> with the installing 
> part, perhaps someone looking for a little extra
> cash could start 
> up a consulting business that would handle the
> administration side,
> such as helping clients install security patches or
> upgrade systems.
> This goes a bit beyond LERT, as it deals with more
> of the day-to-
> day tasks. Is there anything like that already?
> Shwaine the Wandering Arch of Malevolence
> http://www.malevolence.com             
> http://www.shwaine.com
> telnet://shwaine.dyn.greystoneapts.com:3000
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