Allowing passwordless login via GDM

Anthony Yarusso tonyyarusso at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 22 18:40:53 UTC 2007


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Jan Claeys wrote:
> On do, 2007-02-22 at 15:54 +0100, Ouattara Oumar Aziz wrote:
>> Should we do the same mistakes as in windows ? I think having a
>> password is better cause we should teach people about security
>> measures. and that gdm password thing's a pretty simple thing but
>> means a lot.
>
> True, but I see at least one exception: young children don't know how to
> enter a username & password.  OTOH they don't need administrator (sudo)
> rights of course...
>
I disagree.  First, ime children seem to handle pretty much everything
about using a computer better than their parents past about age ten.
Prior to that, they shouldn't really be on unsupervised much anyway.
Better to teach them good habits early on than to coddle and have to
break those later.
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