[CentOS] Orwell's 1984 from Freedesktop,org?

Fri Jan 23 11:37:22 UTC 2015
Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>

On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 09:30:03PM -0600, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Thu, January 22, 2015 9:05 pm, Always Learning wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 2015-01-22 at 21:19 -0500, Bill Maltby (C4B) wrote:
> >
> >> I object to this sort of crap. Hidden, no reason for an *IX desktop to
> >> be forced to ignore or deal with this crap.
> >>
> >>
> >> https://www.dropbox.com/s/b2p2ki7t2rwi5ot/FreeDeskTop_Org_Orwell_1984.png?dl=0
> >>
> >
> > What is going-on ?  It really looks Windozed !  Looking at it makes me
> > feel ill.
> >
> Just out of curiosity: how do you guys look at it? This asks me for
> password... In general it is good idea to place something into open URL

Originally, packagekit, which is a GUI package manager, wanted to allow all
users to install anything without a password.  When a bug report was filed,
the developer mentioned that they didn't care how Unix had done things in
the past.  This made the front page of slashdot, to almost universal
derision, and RH changed it. In Fedora, I believe it still allows any user
to update an installed signed package without asking for authentication.

They tried to do that in RH as well, but a bug report was filed, and it was

In my less than humble opinion, this is how it should be.  A non-privileged
user should not be allowed to make changes to the system.

Scott Robbins
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