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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Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

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


And that's exactly how network-manager works. It's not a network-manager or GNOME problem is SuSE decides differently or Ubuntu (in one version) has an unfortunate default.

I regularly connect to wireless networks, mobile broadband and wired networks and I have never been asked for admin rights when connecting using network-manager. Ever.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I think some people in this thread are mistaking the local key-store password request with a gksu elevation. They are not the same thing.

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Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

I'm with the original poster. It's not like this *now*, but I remember having to enter my password just to change the time zone on Ubuntu (KDE in fact, but I guess it has less to do with DEs as with the system itself). Or to attach a second display.

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