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Re: [News] New Version of Linux From Scratch (LFS) Released, Sabayon 3.4a Reviewed

Verily I say unto thee, that Mark Kent spake thusly:
> [H]omer <spam@xxxxxxx> espoused:

>> Ex Intellegentia Vires.

Translation: From /understanding/ comes strength.

> The problem you have here is not one of intelligence, rather one of 
> motivation.  You could also argue that people should build their own 
> cars or bikes, or at least maintain their own cars, or washing
> machines, or bikes, or whatever.

Washing machines aside, one does require a drivers license to drive a
car (and therefore is required to take lessons and sit a test). I'd
argue that people should be similarly trained to use computers.

Bear in mind, that it isn't just Microsoft's Swiss Cheese software that
causes most of the security issues in IT, but the equally ignorant users
that allow it to happen unchecked. All that spam in your inbox is coming
from Joe User's PC (zombie). Microsoft is certainly culpable through
incompetence, but so is Joe User for stupidity - his most stupid act
was, of course, running Windows to begin with.

IMHO greater /understanding/ of network security, and computer science
in general, would likely lead most people to the inescapable conclusion
that they should /not/ be running Windows at all. Problem solved.

> Unfortunately, even with the best will in the world, there's only /so
> much/ time one can set aside for such tasks :-)

I suppose that depends on how highly one prioritises one's security and
efficiency. I for one, would DIY simply to be autonomous. That's /my/


| "Proprietary licenses, the crack cocaine of software finance."
|  - Matt Asay, CNET

Fedora release 7 (Moonshine) on sky, running kernel
 13:43:30 up 26 days, 12:38,  2 users,  load average: 0.34, 0.52, 0.52

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