You lost a new Ubuntu user
costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it
Fri Dec 26 20:38:22 UTC 2008
Completely agree with you.
On my EX linux network I made a server (under rsync and apache) for upgrading. in the meanwhile (changing conf files) I can't lose bandwith because every client try to update from internet.
THIS IS NOT GOOD.
not everyone has an ADSL connection, but so many uses synaptic to create an "update script" for downloading upgrades one times only and share between clients.
Another point. So many people PAY for them ADSL connection every MB sent/received, and they might don't like to spent money for updates!
And the last point.
Now I'm writing with my GPRS modem connection.
So REALLY I DON'T LIKE TO LOSE BANDWITH IN UPDATES.
In 15 days my ADSL will be back, and I will update my system.
So please, let the user know if HIS system is going to get updates from internet.
This is a useful system, but people should know if they really want it!
(and another point, I promise, this is the last one)
If I get updates when 'mI installing my ubuntu, how many *YEARS* the installation took in my 56k connection?
I use ubuntu because I can install my system in 20 minutes, and update when I'm working on it.
So, this is not a bad thing, in my opinion people should only MAKE THEM CHOICES!!!
Ubuntu system should ask them!!!
Best regards and have a nice year to everyone!
Da: Manish Sinha <manishsinha.tech at gmail.com>
A: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
Inviato: Venerdì 26 dicembre 2008, 8:31:58
Oggetto: Re: You lost a new Ubuntu user
> 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
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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