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Re: 60 seconds 'til shutdown...



On 3/13/06, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
>
> It has already been filed and closed before as not a bug.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=183563
>

To me this begs the question: Why even have a countdown for shutting
down the system? I don't know any other systems that do this when
Shutdown is run from the system menu (except Windows' CLI shutdown
tool which triggers a 60 second countdown by default, better known as
'What the blaster worm does.')

Alternatively, it could do something like:
'The system will shutdown automatically in 1 minute'
(then, after 30 seconds) 'in thirty seconds'
(and again after 20 seconds) 'in 10 seconds'
'9', '8', etc.

Having the time remaining in words instead of numbers makes the lack
of visible change less noticable.

n0dalus.


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