"europeans are idiots" bonus (1 dollar = 1 euro)
In at least 60% of the cases (and I am being very generous to windows in my percentage), you will either A. Have to upgrade the computer to use windows 7 to its potential, or B. buy a new computer to run it efficiently.
50% of statistics worldwide are made up entirely,
An 'IQ' is quantitative. The term 'smart' is qualitative. Comparing them at all is like comparing ones 'income' with how 'rich' they are.
Exactly, it's pretty damn obvious that IQ is just a measure of your brain's raw computing power. And we all know that just because you have a fast CPU doesn't mean your computer is great at everything, it depends heavily on the software and OS (experience).
Also to further the analogy, some stuff can run great on a weak CPU (math/science) but require a powerful sound card (music), GPU (art), fast burner (sports) or high quality monitor and keyboard/mouse (social).
We deal with a lot of industry specific software (ie. badly produced software) and many of the users need to have full access to absolutely everything in order for it to work, including mapped drives to the data!
In my administration experience, I've found that this is never the case. There is no such software that requires access to everything. It may require you to make exceptions for particular files or entries, and this may be painful to track down, but you will be rewarded by not having calls to re-install their computer.
I've seen horribly written engineering software that was written by maybe 3 guys in a lab somewhere and sold to maybe a few schools. I couldn't get the damn thing to run for hours in locked down user mode until I finally realized it required WRITE ACCESS to a
Point being, the setup is a hassle but every application can run in user mode. IMHO, the cost of figuring out how to install and get an application running in user mode is your JOB as an IT professional and it will save you hundreds of man hours in fixing malware.
Normal users are retarded, but the worst are doctors and smart/high IQ people that think, "hey, I'm smart in this field, so I must be smart everywhere"... WRONG.
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