[QUOTE=deanimator;2537947]IÂ´m setting up a 12" Dell for a friend who is clueless about computers, has zero patience and is sure to try downloading illegal content and look at websites that would make Mr Hefner blush.
I want to avoid having to repair this lappy every weekend, so…whatÂ´s the best way to go about it.[/QUOTE]First thing: no admin permissions for this user.
Second: harden the system by application of software restriction policies, see http://home.arcor.de/skanthak/download/XP_SAFER.INF (copy the entire text into notepad or any other plain text editor, save as XP_SAFER.INF, then install by right-clicking)
Together with user-only permissions, no unwanted software will be executed.
Basically, that’s all.
I am rolling out this configuration on my brothers system which is a familiy computer partially operated by an ignorant teenager.
Only problem: how can you make sure all the software on this system is kept up to date? Are you the person who cares about?
In case this user has access to an admin account, the system will likely be toast after a short time.
Perhaps Mint9 instead of Windows is the better option…
Creating a limited user account is also a very good idea as this protects against most Malware attacks, especially if Windows updates are kept up to date.[/QUOTE]
A good idea? This is essential unless you intend to run a malware honeypot.