[TAG] [edwardblaize at gmail.com: 5400 series averatec & linux.]
ny at youngman.org.uk
Thu May 1 15:43:20 MSD 2008
On Wednesday 30 April 2008 03:10, John Karns wrote:
> So true! My sister just told me how she had recently suffered the
> loss of all the data on her laptop, collected over at least three
> years. It was all due to a family member visiting a web site which
> infected the system with some kind of virus. Her comment to me was
> something like "I just hate computers!" My retort was the usual "The
> problem is not inherent to 'computers', but MS Windows inferior
> design. You really ought to have Linux installed."
That does depend on how you define the problem(s).
In this case a lack of backups seems to be one of the problems. If the hard
disk had died she would still have lost her data, but we couldn't blame Bill.
Installing Linux helps with one class of problem (even Linux isn't 100%
secure), but it isn't the whole solution.
I should have a better backup strategy too ;-)
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