Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Feb 2012 23:11 UTC
Linux Linus Torvalds on requiring the root password for mundane tasks. "So here's a plea: if you have anything to do with security in a distro, and think that my kids (replace 'my kids' with 'sales people on the road' if you think your main customers are businesses) need to have the root password to access some wireless network, or to be able to print out a paper, or to change the date-and-time settings, please just kill yourself now. The world will be a better place." Yes, it's harsh (deal with it, Finns don't beat around the bush), but he's completely and utterly right. While there's cases where it makes sense to disable certain settings (public terminals, for instance), it is utterly idiotic that regular home users have to type in their root password for such mundane tasks.
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RE[2]: Getting Tired
by Kebabbert on Thu 1st Mar 2012 10:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Getting Tired"
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Anyway, I think we all can agree that Linux Torvalds has some attitude problems. I mean, why would you call OpenBSD developers for "masturbating monkeys" because they think security is important?

With a big ego such as Linus T, I doubt he would let anyone govern over his creation. I mean, if I created something, would I let someone else decide the name? Hell no.

There is no chance that "Linus T friend decided to call it Linux". With such a big ego, it was Linus T that decided to call it Linux.

As Stallman said: "I am not the one who calls GNU for Stallmanix" - implying that to name a creation after yourself requires some ego.

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