[oclug] eye candy - was Looking for Aquarium Screen Saver
chris123 at magma.ca
Tue Apr 5 16:16:38 EDT 2005
On Tuesday 05 April 2005 15:03, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> My conclusion is that most desktop users would take eye candy and
> convenience over reliability and security any day.
Well I would say 'most' users don't have a choice. Its supplied at the office
or place of work if we defined 'most' statistically. ie: deployed
workstations vs general consumer home units.
It is also an unfortunate reality that "most" user have no clue what
you/we/us/the lists are talking about. Reliability is not something they can
change hence live it and security is left to others. Its really quite a
conundrum that has been partly organized and works to the advantage of
retailers and suppliers.
For example; at Best Buy they will charge you an extra 125.00 when you buy a
laptop to have "our experts optimize the machine for you" When asked whats
involved no real information was relayed. Lots of mumbo jumbo
however.........despite the disc being imaged at the factory and so loaded
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