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[3]: Thom on Linux
by nt_jerkface on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 05:06 UTC 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"
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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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RE[5]: Thom on Linux
by nt_jerkface on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 05:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Thom on Linux"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

That doesn't make limited accounts useless.

Yes there is software for XP that needs admin access because the developers didn't bother checking and because MS was less restrictive with account separation.

But there are ways around this like having a separate account for web surfing. A VM can sometimes be useful in this situation.

Vista/7 really cut down the malware anyways for problem users so you might want to tell them that you no longer support XP for security reasons.

The worst machines I have seen by far have been XP boxes. People also have an easier time installing printers with Vista/7 so you will get fewer calls there as well.

But I can empathize with your situation. At some point I just cut everyone off except for a few relatives that I happen to see regularly. I'm much happier.

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