You lost a new Ubuntu user

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Fri Dec 26 09:46:24 UTC 2008

2008/12/26 nergar <nergar at>:
> This is getting out of proportion. Ubuntu should NOT ask if it is ok to
> get updates. We are trying to run a "Linux for human beings" distro and
> if we start taking steps in this direction, we might as well ask for
> permission to connect when opening firefox. The last thing we need are
> more dialogs to confuse/annoy users.
> Another thing to take into account is, Linux is about CHOICES. If anyone
> feels like a control freak they should be using Arch or Gentoo or any
> other distro that will fit them better.

This is probably why Vinceto's checkmark idea is best. It could be an
option in the 'advanced' dialog at the end of the installer.

> We have more important things to worry about, like stability. Ubuntu has
> become very unstable lately.

What is unstable?

Ubuntu is now a mature distro, and decisions like these are the bane
of any mature software. The solution is sensible defaults, easy
configurations, and advanced option dialogs.

Dotan Cohen


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