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Re: [SLE] Re: GNOME vs KDE Redoux
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 May 2006 17:00:16 -0400
  • Message-id: <445E5FE0.9040409@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hans du Plooy wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-05-07 at 16:10 -0400, James Knott wrote:
>> It's not just that I dislike it. I have to deal with the problems it
>> creates, every day at work. I have also supported OS/2 and it has
>> nowhere near the problems Windows does. I'm the one who has to tell a
>> user that the computer is so messed up, that it has to be reimaged. I'm
>> the one who has to try and figure out why it's so slow lately. I'm the
>> one who has to tell someone that he just lost a lot of his work, because
>> when Windows crashed, it took out most of his documents etc. It's not
>> just dislike. It's called "experience".
>
> Give a clueless user a Linux desktop, and then let him work as root.
> He'll mess it up in no time. The vast majority of the day to day
> windows problems (I know, I do the same support you mention) would be
> avoided if users were not given full Administrator privileges.

Most users do not have admin privs.

They have to show a business need to get admin rights.

Also, admin rights don't cause BSOD that results in the loss of data.

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