Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 17:01 UTC, submitted by hotice
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is a welcome surprise for those of us waiting for Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx. Several users are reporting that their iPod Touches and iPhones (including the 3GS) work in alpha 3 - without tweaking, without jailbreaking, without patching - with Nautilus and Rythmbox.
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RE[2]: Thom on Linux
by darknexus on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom on Linux"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

I wouldn't say satisfying necessarily, but if you've got a family like mine who mostly run Windows and don't listen to a fracking thing you tell them about viruses and computer safety, and they call up repeatedly asking for help from the same problems over and over and over again when if they'd just listened they wouldn't be having those problems in the first place... well, it's not satisfying so much as it can be a relief to tell them to go somewhere else if they won't listen. One of them finally got a Mac, and I'm not getting calls from that one over and over again anymore apart from the occasional how to question which is fine. I don't mind helping out, but if it gets to the point where you feel like a broken record, sometimes there's a breaking point and you just don't want to deal with it anymore. For now, Mac and Linux at least provide a break for those willing to use them--a break for them, and for me.

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RE[3]: Thom on Linux
by nt_jerkface on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 05:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Thom on Linux"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Put them on a limited account. It works wonders.

If they bitch then tell them they can buy a mac mini as an alternative.

Don't let your relatives turn you into their own personal support tech.

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RE[4]: Thom on Linux
by darknexus on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 05:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Thom on Linux"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Limited accounts are useless in XP. I tried that, and I ended up having to help them even more than I otherwise did because of badly-written bullshit that assumed it had admin access.

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