[LINK] Users tackling 10 new vulnerabilities a day
lannet at lannet.com.au
Wed Sep 21 10:31:39 EST 2005
Two options IMO.
1. Contact Con Zymaris, who is on this list. He claims that his
company, Cybersource, has just the product for you.
2. Get the 4 CD set of Fedora Core, boot from CD1 and follow the Yellow
Mike Shearer wrote:
> Various contributors have written
> "i think that anyone who has worked in any kind of tech-support role is
> painfully aware of just how computer-illiterate(*) most people are.
> :(*) and worse, most of them are wilfully and deliberately ignorant (as
> in "i don't want to know that" or "why should i bother learning that?")
> rather than just stupid or incapable of understanding. And the higher
> up in the organisation you go, the more wilfully and
> deliberately ignorant they become."
> I am one of those who could be fairly judged as wilfully and
> deliberately ignorant. I'm not high up in the chain making decisions
> about platforms to buy etc. I'm a user, and the middleman between a
> great many other users and the suppliers of applications software. For
> us the IT facilities are just a tool for getting non-IT things done. A
> tool that has become incredibly over-complicated, over-demanding and
> over-dictatorial. I could stop being an expert in the applications we
> run and try to reduce my IT ignorance. But I choose to not do so,
> because there's too much catching up to do, it doesn't interest me, and
> the rate of change overwhelms me.
> Why isn't there an idiot's guide to being master of your own PC? A
> single source that tells me how to get rid of Windows on my personal
> laptop and install Linux. That explains how to replace all of the
> MS-oriented applications with equivalent Linux and OS ones. That
> explains what to do about being a part of the internet without being
> terrorised by it. I started to write one - and gave up. The ground is
> shifting just far too fast. There's too much for an outsider to master.
> I shall continue to be wilfully and deliberately ignorant. I shall
> continue to depend on other experts to protect me and to ensure that my
> tools do not become dangerous in my hands. I shall probably continue to
> be disappointed that those experts seem to never have the time nor
> inclination nor (I suspect) the intellectual trait to be able to explain
> matters in ways that would help me to confidently lose some of my
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