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Re: Root in FC10



Mikkel Ellertson

> > But it is time to stop playing parent to everyone.
> >
> > Geoff
> >
>Nope - we are not trying to play 'nanny'. If you do not see what
this has to do with security, then I feel sorry for you, and hope
that it is just your home system that you are putting at risk. The
defaults are to protect people that are learning. You could think of
it this way - you child-prof your home when you have small children
because it is hard to learn when learning kills you. How much does a
new user learn when the only fix is to re-install the system? How
much does it cost if your bring down the network at work because you
made a mistake when running as root? Just killing your desktop at
work is going to cost in lost productivity. (Unless you are not
productive at work anyway - then having your system trashed may stop
you from lowering others productivity.)
Mikkel

Of course you are playing nanny! You admit it in your response right after you deny it. "The defaults are to protect people that are learning." That's my point. You are adding the job of nanny under the guise of security. That is NOT security.
Geoff





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