Posted by: Anonymous
on September 25, 2008 07:23 PM
Well, I think you really found the clever one in town. This thing could be potentially useful for Windows machines where a guest account of some sort was set up so to not upset the thief much, i.e. allow him to browse the web for a while. In my case, even if there was no password whatsoever, our thief would be welcomed by a black terminal. I find it very unlikely that he'd fire up w3m or started X (only to be welcomed by another black X terminal again). Most probably he'd uttered some wtf variation and handed the laptop to whoever usually does the job of formatting/installing XP on top of it.