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[4]: Getting Tired
by Fergy on Wed 29th Feb 2012 05:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Getting Tired"
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Sorry but English is not my native or first language, it might not be obvious for me at first.

Linus Torvalds isn't a native speaker either but if you spent a little time on the internet you could pick up the slang. This is just a matter of free speech. If you don't like what or how somebody is saying something you simply don't listen(or kill yourself).

Edited 2012-02-29 05:30 UTC

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