Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on May 23, 2007 02:30 AM
I had the pleasure to be on holidays last week. Of course, I couldn't stand the whole time without my precious online access, if only for looking something up. Naturally you have to pay for whatever there is available. The extortion scheme isn't exactly lessened by internet cafes seriously competing on price or useability. Windows XP and an annoying toolbar- and spyware-riddled IE7 was the only thing available to your pleasure.
Not sure if I'd been any bit more happy, if I had encountered a locked down Gnome desktop instead. Actually, dumbing things down doesn't make them "more secure" - just more annoying to use. And I'm somewhat worried that the anti-user wave and crapware is reaching Linux now. (OTH, we're talking about Gnome, right?)