You lost a new Ubuntu user

Chris chris062689 at
Fri Dec 26 05:37:16 UTC 2008

When Ubuntu first starts up, a GNOME notification pop up that you are
connected to the Internet, so you should assume that there's going to be
downloading involved.

On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 9:55 PM, HggdH <hggdh2 at> wrote:

> Le Thursday 25 December 2008 à 22:40 +0200, Dotan Cohen a écrit :
> > 2008/12/25 Manish Sinha < at>:
> > > I again repeat the above line since bandwidth is one of the two main
> > > issues, first being the installer connecting to the internet without
> > > user's consent.
> > >
> >
> > Having the network cable plugged in implies consent. If you don't want
> > you computer connecting to a network, then don't plug it in. I have
> > lived in areas of limited and expensive bandwidth, and even for a
> > desktop with the network cable under the desk, it seemed common sense
> > that so long as it was plugged in, something would try to connect.
> Sorry, you are generalising from your own perceptions. The original
> complaint was clearly set against going out into the wild Internet
> without asking first (and, <gasp/>, downloading other/new programmes).
> I agree with it. If I have a full CD with Ubuntu, I do not expect it to
> get into the Internet without telling me first, no matter what.
> If being connected is what it takes to get out, then warn/suggest the
> user to disconnect if no such contact is wanted. But never expect
> *implicit*, *implied*, consents to have been given.
> The fact that something will try to connect if a connection is available
> is the root of the problem. The default should be *NO* connection unless
> explicitly allowed, be it out or in.
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