Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 10:06 UTC
Windows And so the smartphonification of the general purpose computer continues. This time around, though, it might actually be for the better. Microsoft has detailed two new features in Windows 8: refreshing and resetting your computer. Reinstalls will be a thing of the past.
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RE: Any OS? Certainly not Debian!
by moondevil on Fri 6th Jan 2012 12:29 UTC in reply to "Any OS? Certainly not Debian!"
moondevil
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This is true for any OS.

Whatever OS you use, if the user or users have free reign to install or configure whatever they feel like, from the Internet, free CDs from Magazines and friends, after a while the system is just unusable.

You can add as much security and integrity mechanisms as you want, but if the users have root/admin access they will eventually kill the system.

This is bound to happen to any system. Heck I am even aware of some friend's smartphones that could have a reinstall, when they start messing with the settings.

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