Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Free Ubuntu laptops for French students
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Five thousand French students now have laptops running
>| Ubuntu, thanks to a local government initiative.
> I wouldn't be surprised if this was motivated by logic rather
> than emotion. I spoke to my mo a couple of hours ago and her PC
> is infested with malware (just the usual, since this happens time after
> time). Her solution? Buy a new computer that's stronger. sigh I
> told her that her PC is spewing out SPAM, exposes her data, etc.
As they're duel-booting with XP, I wonder how successful this'll be?
Probably, they'll have to wait a few weeks until the XP partition is so
loaded with malware as to be nearly unusable before they try the Ubuntu
one. One risk there, of course, is that the Ubuntu might by then also
have become vulnerable...
Still, it's an admirable approach to getting people off the proprietary
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
Someone who knowns 101 ways to make love, but can't get a date.