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My 2 cents on the whole Fedora to succeed as global wide deployed desktop are...



Faster system-start/shutdown! Service need to start on demand rather then during the boot up process or at least if anaconda/kudzu don't detect it don't enable it ( bluetooth, printer service sis etc. ) It's better to have the user to go through setup/installation/initializations process ( they are used to it ) and have faster startup than enable lots of unwanted/unneeded service during startup "for everything works solution"!

Application need to be able to adjust firewall to allow access for them selves. We don't like it but they noob user will and if your arguments are, the application will mess up my highly complicated netfilter/iptables firewall, routing rules than your smart enough to be able to *hash* an check box who would disable this feature in system-config-security, or at least offer a wider selection of services to open in s-c-s especially those who need more than just an port opening ( protocol 47 48 50 51 etc.. ).
The noob user is not able to create there own *Custom* firewall rules.

Service should be bound to certain interface ( lo eth* ) instead being configured default to listen to *.

Let the majority fedora user community decide what should be the default application to use in gnome/kde to open/play/view etc files and which application will come with default installation ( in gnome/kde ), do research in what people are adding/changing/replacing to get better hint of what should be used as default app behavior or better yet let fedora user vote what should be used in new release in fedora ( browser pluggin maybe that would ask user to vote on what ( apps/fetures ) they want to see in next release of fedora vote counted and
implemented after dev freeze? ).

Application user interface should be kept simple and simple to use with advanced menu feature for the advanced user.
Things should work as much as possible out of the box .
99% what normal user is doing ( surfing the web, reading his email, writing his paper etc should work out of the box ). There must be a (legal)way to enable 3 party repos during the installation process and set these things up for the noob user. ( moving the legal liability from fedora to the user, disclaimer or something he has to read, approve and press ok for ). If not move the Fedora HQ to Europe and create a legal and handicapped Fedora spin to be released in the states since everybody is so keen on suing everybody in the states. ( we still have some sanity and dignity left here in Europe, I said some :-) For their defence the states are young as a nation
maybe this will grow of them. )

Offer encryption on user sensitive data during install or even by default on hardrive. ( browser cache, email cache etc or maybe offer the user to have his /home on encrypted partion ). What we do ( Surf the web,what we spend our money on etc ) is being monitor/catalog/profiled enough as is. Atleas if somebody gets his hands on your box/drive/laptop lets give him hard time to actually get your data.

Lets try to start do see things from noob user perspective and not advanced/dev user perspective.
We advanced/developers can handle our selfs the noob cant!

Best regards
                 Johann B.

Ps.
    Why was minimal install ( no gui ) removed from anaconda?
/Fedora by the user for the user.../

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Johann B. Gudmundsson. RHCE,CCSA
Unix System Engineer.
IT Management.
Reiknistofnun University of Iceland.
Taeknigardi, Dunhaga 5.			Email:		johannbg hi is
IS-107 Reykjavik.			Phone:		+354-525-4267
Iceland. Fax: +354-552-8801
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