You lost a new Ubuntu user
nergar at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 07:43:14 UTC 2008
YES, we should disable OS updates by default for "n00bs" just because a
paranoid user made a comment. Very intelligent.
Manish Sinha wrote:
> nergar wrote:
>> If such a thing is implemented, it should be checked by default and
>> hidden in the Advanced settings dialog. Unexperienced users should get
>> security updates by default.
> Sounds like "Windows Update" which is enabled by default, it even
> quietly connects to the internet in the background, downloads security
> and other updates without my consent. Eats up my precious bandwidth when
> I can get those updates via CD from another computer.
> If its in the Advanced settings, then the whole aim of providing this
> checkbox is defeated. In such a case only advanced users can know about
> it. If this checkbox is for advanced users, then no need of putting this
> checkbox as advanced users can simply pull off their internet cables
> during installation.
> This feature was aimed for n00bs who don't know much about ubuntu/linux
> and bandwidth is also precious for them. Does hiding the checkbox in
> "Advanced Settings" serve any purpose?
> BTW some people said earlier in this topic itself, that installer
> download language packs for internationalization support. It does not
> fit into security updates, then why not put this checkbox is a clearly
> visible place but keep it checked by default.
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