These people are also the reason spam is still going strong and why phishing does in fact work as intended (on them.) Most likely, their PC is also part of a botnet.From my experiences, a lot of the non-tech savvy people believe that Internet Explorer is actually the internet.
I've tried to explain to some of these people why I prefer my browser (Opera), installed it on their computer, showed them the advantages of using Opera (or Firefox, Chrome etc. for that matter) instead of IE. Next time I get to their computer, they're back on IE. Asking them why, the answer is simply "Because I want to use the internet, and this program is the internet - look even the name says "Internet").
It's usually these people who can't understand that you can simply type an address in the address bar. When you tell them to look at eg. "www.mybroadband.co.za" first thing for them is to Google www.mybroadband.co.za
I have to agree with the driving force part but the usual problem with moving forward are two things.In the corporate world IT is not normally the same driving force it is in the techie world.
For some stupid reason they take the maxim 'íf it ain't broke, don't fix it' very seriously; possibly because theyve heard the IT dept. say 'this won't cause any problems' too often, so why risk the business to keep IT happy?
Also, any system change requires a full on change control test which can be extremely expensive.
I disagree. I just make sure that non tech savvy people know to always accept all updates incl "recommended" ones in windowsupdate, and they're cool. MS pushed out IE8 in Windows XP Windowsupdate AGES ago... You actually have to go out your way to NOT have IE6 replaced on an XP box! From Vista onwards, it even updates your device drivers occasionally. Great for clueless users.if a person doesnt know what browser they have ....
They should'nt be using a pc.
LOL - my sister in law is convinced that Chrome steals her passwords so refuses to have it installed...The sad thing is, people that read myBB and this forum are extremely like to be tech savvy. Its the old man who barely knows how to switch on the PC that needs this advice.
Even if non-tech savvy people DO read this article, do you think they even know how to upgrade their internet browser?
I did my bit and upgraded my parents and parent-in-laws to chrome.