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Re: F10: Unrequested automatic installation ::rant



2008/12/5 lanas <lanas securenet net>:
> On Fri, 05 Dec 2008 08:56:00 -0500,
> Robert Locke <lists ralii com> wrote :
>
>> This morning after booting and logging in, a little bubble opened in
>> the lower right hand corner that said some updates were complete.  I
>> had not requested any updates.  Previous updates had all been done by
>> me typing "yum update" in a gnome-terminal.
>
> OK.  Microsoft gave $500 millions to Novell for SuSE.  How much did
> they gave to Red Hat, do I ask cynically ?
>
> Or worse, is this the result of Windows programmers moving to work on
> Linux bringing along their great ideas ?
>
> If it goes on like that in 3 years from now, major Linux distros will
> have too many similarities with Windows, and will share the Windows
> problems of today.  All that's left is to remove that darn root account
> or better (!), have users always with root privileges.
>
> But since Linux is what it is, there'll be hope in 'rebel', rock-solid
> alternative distros  that do not push by default unwanted system
> behaviours to users and stick to proven basics.  And that doesn't
> exclude compiz.
>
> I'm suprised this packagekit-whatever default behaviour went into
> production w/o anyone raising a red light.  Even if it's a bug.  truly
> surprising.
>
> And how does it update the system exactly w/o root account ?  Or does
> this GUI thing runs always as root with access to both the system and
> the internet w/o users knowing it ?
>
> My rant.
>
> Cheers.

These people need to here this:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-December/msg00431.html


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