by your logic then, if I run RH9, everyone is out to get me, and my system.
if you haven't noticed, linux viruses are RARE. and the odds of someone getting one are nill.
I never said linux is unbreakable, I said it is secure enough. you dont have to worry about viruses.
I've been running linux for 3 years now, not once have I got a virus. or have been hacked. someone has to be really dedicated to hack your system.
I made a point of saying, "suggesting upgrading your system isn't the solution to vlc/mplayer not working right"
I see it all the time,
Q: "I cant get emacs to work"
A: "you should use SUSE cause I do and it works fine for me"
Q "wow thanks for not answering my question"
you managed to give the guy a real answer to his problem in the 1st part of you post, then suggested to switch a different OS. Like I said before, telling Noobs to switch OS's isnt the way to get more people to use linux. It makes people believe you have to switch to the newest Version all the time. plus switching to a different OS is a pain in the ass.
and with the command line comment, I didn't mean you can do EVERYTHING GUI, I was merely pointing out some people make things overly complicated for Noobs to understand when it comes to command line.
The number 1 thing I hear from Windows users is, "I dont want to use linux, too much command line"
I tell them there isnt so much command line anymore, yes you still have to use it sometimes but not all the time.
And with the up-to-date technology, you don't need it to, watch movies, surf the net and play games.
"WOW I just updated, GUI, despite the fact that all I do is surf the net!! and it looks the same as it always did! In fact all I accomplished is using up more space on my computer!"
If someone has been using a particular OS for awhile, and haven't had any security problems, they dont need to upgrade. Like I said before:
There is no need to be on the "bleeding edge of technology" unless your doing work that requires it.