On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 08:35 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote: > Hi. > > On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 00:04:51 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote: > > > So what you're saying is that the hardware profiler should be opt in > > only? > > That is the long and short of it, I think (at least it is for me). > Integrate it into firstboot, advertise it all you want, but please > let it default to "no". > > Mike mentioned a user clicking "Next, Next, Next" somewhere else in > this thread (and most of us know this behaviour, I think). Someone > doing this ought to be treated with the principle of least surprise > (and default and good security). > > Just clicking next will enable SeLinux, because it is good for the > average user, and protects his machine. > Just clicking next will enable the Firewall, because it is good > for the user, and protects his machine. > Just clicking next will require the user to enter a root password, > and create an account (during firstboot, correct me if I'm wrong) to > work as. > > In the same line I think that the default for sending this hardware > information ought to be no. > It is. To quote Mike, 'It defaults to no with a "are you sure you mean no" dialog.' Which means it is opt-in, not opt-out. Which means this whole debate is pointless.
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