[aclug-L] Re: Linux images...Building a bullet proof Linux box for
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I would say it's impossible to build a machine that is guaranteed to open
_any_ attachment... Because as soon as you make that guarantee, someone is
going to release a new video codec, or image format, or send you their
password-protected Quicken backup file.
But you can probably decide what attachments to _reasonably_ support.
If I was going to build a 'bullet-proof' Linux PC for someone, I would
install KDE or Gnome, depending on preference--I like KDE for idiots,
because it's more similar to Windows, which most people are familiar with.
(I also like it for myself...does that make me an idiot? who knows?)
And I'd probably install Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, or perhaps
Evolution (whichever I deemed to be most friendly to the intended user).
I'd put shortcuts for those on the desktop.
I'd probably install xine or vlc for video playback... and set gwenview,
or similar, for viewing images, and set up all the associations with
But why mess with run levels? Just set up *DM to auto-login as her user.
> I am trying to build a bullet proof pc for my mother. I just need to be
> able to boot, email, internet browse. BE able to open any attachment
> sent to her. She gets pictures, movies.... She also manages to crash
> every windows set up I've built. Somehow she manages to get very mean
> viruses. This would have to boot up in run level 5 (6 to be mean!!! :-)
> ) as she is very intimidated by technology.
> Michael Holmes
> 708 West 46th ST. South
> Wichita, Ks 67217
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