Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:29 UTC
Editorial Recently, a story about people mistaking a news story for the Facebook login page has received considerable media attention. It's currently being seen by many as justification for the recent trend in locking people out of their computers for their own protection - but anyone with even basic mathematical skills and a calculator should come to the conclusion that this story has been blown way out of proportion.
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by bhtooefr on Wed 17th Feb 2010 17:00 UTC
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Programs in the PC versions of those OSes had various levels of complexity - so, at level 1, you got a single-tasking OS with very, very limited functions in all of the applications. At level 4, you got a fully-featured OS.

I don't have any problem with closed ecosystems, as long as you can easily click a "I know what I'm doing" button, or a "su root" button. (Easily being something that's easy for someone who knows what they're doing. So, I don't LITERALLY mean a button. Requiring the user to go to a command prompt and type a command is fine.

The trick is, how to adapt this to the Internet, without limiting functionality too much.

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