Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 20 September 2001
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From: Brett For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: www.djuice.co.nz Interesting about www.djuice.co.nz. It's not only Netscape 4.x. Netscape 6.1 - returns "connection refused" Opera 5.0 - returns "internal server error Amaya - returns "cannot load site" Maybe the arrogance has to do with Telecom's shiny new alliance with Microsoft :) From: Shane For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: It's Human Nature It's only human nature that results in the virus writer being blamed. A Human is never at fault for doing something stupid like not keeping there systems current. Just take a look at our roads, we have the Police saying "Speed Kills", when I thought it was in-attention at the wheel, or we have joe bloggs saying that its the "road", of course it is never the person directing the car, so why would it be a systems adminstrators fault. From: Dominic For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: office life and viruses Part of the problem is control relationships. Also, time. Time to become aware, time to attend to preventative measures. Time to secure trust among employees preferred for handling virus matters. I find that we are one of the worst countries for virus prevention management in the corporate environment. MS Outlook continues to be used despite the efforts of responsible IT employees. I got told that it is still used because of a) Outlook's ease of use b) It used by colleagues (colleagues are talking the same language when it comes to using the app - helps) c) It is free d) It is made by a reasonably (in the companies eye's that is) reputable company and e) it has functions that are suited to the corporate environment (I am told). What can I say? Do companies leave the persuasion to rely on the worst to happen? From: Peter Milne For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Latest virus A friend of mine spent 5 hours dealing with this virus on a home computer. She is not too 'SysAdmin' literate. The question arises of why cannot home computer users be able to rely on their operating systems to protect them without having to install after-market virus checkers, firewalls etc. Aardvark responds: Isn't that XP is supposed to be -- bug free, virus resistant? :-) From: Chris For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: djuice Seems to work fine with Netscape 6.1. I did however get one popup window mentioning the security certificate of the site.Now Have Your Say
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