Friday, October 09, 2009

Rare Home Truths about Windows

I never expected to actually read such news. A senior police officer spoke to members of parliament and candidly told them that they should use Linux if they expect secure Internet banking.

I guess the truth always comes out in the end. Microsoft has lies, hush money and non-tech savvy users on its side, but as Lincoln said, you can't fool all the people all the time.

Of course, I could also tell that we still have a long way to go.

The collection of MPs listening to van der Graaf were very enthusiastic about his suggestion but didn't understand what he meant and asked for clarification.

"You may need to explain further for us," said one MP, while another responded, "yes, we need to understand that".
On the brighter side, knowledge comes from asking questions and finding out more. When lay users find out more about Ubuntu Linux, I doubt if many will stay with Windows. The success of Firefox proves that people are not wedded to Microsoft's products.

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