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[5]: Thom on Linux
by nt_jerkface on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 05:45 UTC 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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RE[6]: Thom on Linux
by darknexus on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 13:19 in reply to "RE[5]: Thom on Linux"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

It does if I have to keep helping them to work around the limitations of a restricted account when they want to try a piece of software that's shite. Telling them it's shite doesn't help either. And oh yes, Vista... the os where I have to keep instructing them how to connecto Wifi because it forgets every few days and Microsoft hid the option behind a few useless layers. Yes, that's so much better.

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RE[7]: Thom on Linux
by nt_jerkface on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:18 in reply to "RE[6]: Thom on Linux"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

You have to tell them that they can't try new software as part of your support. Like I said if they bitch tell them to get a mac.

As for Vista it doesn't forget Wifi settings.

Edited 2010-03-03 20:28 UTC

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