×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?

blueskies1977 why change (287 comments)

The reduction of Microsoft support shouldn't have a massive impact on your Mom, unless she has sensitive information stored on her machine or uses it for card purchases then the risk posed by malware is minimal. Like you I've been a user of Linux for around ten years and converted many people to using Linux. Sometimes this is not appropriate though and this is one of those cases.

about 9 months ago
top

Microsoft Taking Aggressive Steps Against Linux On ARM

blueskies1977 Re:MS Taking Aggressive Steps Against MALWARE On A (675 comments)

It's all well and good talking about different versions of hardware but most people first become aware of alternative OSs when they already own the hardware. If they already have a 'Windows machine' then they will be blocked from installing Linux or any other operating system and they aren't likely to buy into something they don't know about when they buy new hardware. I am a die hard Linux user but would never have become one had I not been able to run a kjve distro,and install it on my existing machine

more than 2 years ago
top

The Hidden Security Risk of Geotags

blueskies1977 Burglary (175 comments)

Burglary tends to be an opportunist crime. The criminal only has to walk round a wealthy area to know that most people in the houses have a large amount of valuable equipment in their houses. People should be aware of posting when they are not going to be at home but photos with geotags only convey historical data "This person was abroad on this date" and does not give away times in the future when they are going to be away.

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

blueskies1977 hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

blueskies1977 has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?