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SubjectRe: some more options Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on10/23/08 07:36 PM

Definately windows... seeing as thats the operating system of choice for the foresee-able future. I will use firefox with ad block and spybot. As for installing himself he will only be 4 in december so i don't think he will grasp that concept yet. Thanks for all the info though

> First option is do you need Windows at all?
> Ubuntu is very user friendly. Downside, it's not Windows so he may think Win is
> a piece of crap when he has to use it :-)
> Then I've done a lot of magic recoveries on old PCs using Spybot and Ad-aware.
> They can install some protection scripts that help prevent some damage.
> Removing IE and forcing to use Firefox is a very good idea. I would install
> adblock as well with an automatic subscription for filters.
> I would also remove any chat programs (MSN, AIM, etc). He's probably too young
> to use them but just in case. Some of these can run in a browser.
> Maybe captain obvious but turn on automatic upgrades in WIndows...
> Not running as admin helps but some programs will attempt to get root
> privileges.
> Spybot has a tool called TeaTimer that detects if changes are attempted to be
> done to the registry.
> For games you could run emulators (consoles and DOS games). Bit old but he'll
> have a big library that is portable to any system.
> Last but not least maybe let your kid install the PC... if he learns how to do
> it then he can wreck it all he wants and fix it :-)
> [download a life]

Just Another Miller

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*Anyone have young kids?  SilentAce10/23/08 06:29 AM
.*Install Linux, use Windows in a VM  Halcyon10/23/08 10:33 PM
..*Of course you can  Snowball 210/23/08 11:48 PM
...*Dude  Halcyon10/24/08 06:29 PM
....*It's getting there (but it hasn't yet arrived)  Snowball 210/24/08 08:17 PM
.....*Re: It's getting there (but it hasn't yet arrived)  Halcyon10/27/08 00:49 AM
.*Re: Anyone have young kids?  VmprHntrD10/23/08 08:42 PM
..*Why don't you have a seat over there *nt*  wildcat10/23/08 09:23 PM
.*Re: Anyone have young kids?  Cereal Killer10/23/08 11:15 AM
..*yeah will probably do that -nt-  SilentAce10/23/08 12:03 PM
.*i would just buy a new machine for him.  Ti-BOne10/23/08 10:19 AM
.*3 solutions  newsdee10/23/08 09:07 AM
..*he is getting his own pc -mt- just wondering what now  SilentAce10/23/08 11:58 AM
...*some more options  newsdee10/23/08 07:21 PM
.....Re: some more options  SilentAce10/23/08 07:36 PM
...*block ie, install firefox. -nt- problem solved. (for most part)  Ti-BOne10/23/08 01:11 PM
....*Re: block ie, install firefox. -nt- problem solved. (for most part)  itchyNADZ10/23/08 03:22 PM
.....*seems interesting -nt- maybe overkill but i will look into it  SilentAce10/23/08 07:01 PM
..*Don't forget the program Deep Freeze -nT-  itchyNADZ10/23/08 09:27 AM