On Thursday 19 November 2009 10:51:19 am Richard Hughes wrote: > 2009/11/19 Benjamin Kreuter <ben kreuter gmail com>: > > I would not say it is unreasonable to miss this detail, > > since Fedora is periodically used as a base for RHEL, which is certainly > > not a single user desktop system. > > Sure, and RHEL default policy will most likely be different to the Desktop > spin. I would hope so! My point was that there are plenty of people out there who might be sticking to assumptions about *nix from a decade ago, who could be managing small groups of desktops (30 or less). I have seen this personally, and in most of those cases the root password was absolutely necessary for installing software. Allowing non-root users to install updates is just at the border of what is OK for such circumstances, but allowing ordinary users to install new packages is definitely going to far. A number of people have suggested now that "single user desktop" be one of many options. There should at least be a "multiuser desktop" of some kind, with more restrictive policies in place, and it should not be hidden behind 3 levels of hyperlinks. -- Ben -- Message sent on: Thu Nov 19 12:11:26 EST 2009
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