Ubuntu 8.04 Is Ready to Take On Windows

Shannon McMackin smcmackin at gmail.com
Thu May 1 17:18:08 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 13:44 -0700, michael wilson wrote:
>> And, since none of this is explained during installation, newbie users
>> will crash and burn.  All I am saying is that this sort of thing needs
>> to be fixed before linux can really take on windows, which would be a
>> good and interesting thing.
> Perhaps, but at some point the user will always have to know _something.
> Note that in Windows the default user is also an administrator. I don't
> know enough about Windows to know whether you can delete system files
> from this account, but I do know enough to know that it gives you
> _plenty of other ways to render the system unusable.
> So, while I agree that it would be great if Ubuntu was better than it is
> (duh), I don't think that this particular behavior makes any difference.
I've seen people do it...

Thinking they're cleaning up dump files or other things they "don't 
need" and then they reboot for something as Windows users always have to.

The statement that a user has to know something holds true.  You don't 
get a driver's license without knowing how to drive a car...

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