Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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On my Windows 7 laptop, even a user on the Guest account can connect to a wireless network without needing my password or the Admin password; the user would only need to know the router's wireless passphrase or WPS key. On my old Mac mini it was the same way; connecting to a wireless network shouldn't involve local security at all. That's what WiFi encryption and passphrases are there for.

Or to put it another way, would you want to have to enter your root password every time you plugged in an Ethernet cable?

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