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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: [PLEASE SPEAK UP] Disabling legacy file systems by default?
On Tuesday, 12 February 2019 5:31:27 ACDT Jim Henderson wrote:
On Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:41:45 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
The *only* way to win over such people is to ensure that there are no
problems in their path. That everything works as they expect.

The question is understanding the expectations.

Most people want secure systems that are easy to use.



In my experience, most people have no idea about security and want their
computer to "just work". As long as their favourite games/word processor/
spreadsheet/<insert generic app class here> work without crashing, and their
USB/portable hdd/<other removable storage devices> and other hardware simply
"plug'n'play", and they can click on virus-and-malware-laden internet links to
their hearts content (and they can ask their friendly neighbourhood "IT guy"
to fix it when they inevitably break it), they're happy.

Adding security features only gets in the way of most "users". That's why >90%
of the worlds desktop/laptop computers are running Window$ (well, that and the
fact that most of them come pre-installed and most people don't know any
better).

Your statement is likely correct of most Linux/MacOSX/<other Unix-based OS>
users, and most corporate IT staff, but certainly not "most people" (IMHO).

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