"Finally. The desktop is loaded and I can get to work. The first
order of business is to install Firefox, OpenOffice, and The Gimp.
I may be using a Windows operating system, but that doesn't mean I
have to use Office, Explorer, and some proprietary graphics
application. The installation of these applications brought about
the next really annoying issue with Vista. Being a long-time open
source software user I am accustomed to having to give the root
password in order to install software. But just giving permission
to continue to perform an installation does nothing more than annoy
the user. What good does it do? I click on the OpenOffice install
icon and then I have to give Vista permission to install
OpenOffice? Didn't I just do that by clicking the OpenOffice
install icon? Seriously"
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