- From: "Robert M. Riches Jr." <spamtrap42@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 01:37:42 GMT
On 2005-10-09, CM Research Services <research@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Once upon a time, Robert Heiling <robheil@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
>>You've already gotten some good advice here. Using MSIE
>>(Start-Programs-Internet Explorer), go to: http://update.microsoft.com/
>>and get all the updates. It's your choice, but we can't help you if you
>>refuse to follow advice.
> Funnily enough, the security and privacy advice from others is to
> drop IE, and theirs wasn't patronising...
That security and privacy advice was/is good advice.
Actually, even better advice would be to avoid using any of
Microsoft Corp.'s virus runtime environment product suite.
There are alternative operating systems and application
programs out there.
> I accept that the MS position is to force their browser onto people
> who don't want it, but I choose not to use or update it. My question
> related to operability of a genealogy package I now have information
> about, so can make informed decisions. And stick to its fully working
I applaud your decision to avoid the IE malware magnet. The
question that comes to my mind is that if some vendor of
genealogy software refuses to make their product operable in
an environment consistent with good security and privacy
practices, might it not be time to avoid using such product
from such a genealogy software vendor.
If you choose to use Gramps (genealogy program) on a Linux
platform, I believe there are at least two of us Linux users
in this newsgroup. I would certainly be willing to help to
the extent I could. I have found the other Linux user I
know frequents this newsgroup to also be quite helpful.
Best wishes in finding a solution that works for you.
(Yes, that is one of my email addresses.)
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