You lost a new Ubuntu user

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Sat Dec 27 00:00:45 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-26 at 01:43 -0600, nergar wrote:
> YES, we should disable OS updates by default for "n00bs" just because a 
> paranoid user made a comment. Very intelligent.

Watch your attitude, please.

Nobody suggested that.  They're saying it should default to installing
security updates and language packs from the internet, but there should
be an option to not connect to the internet for those things.  Some say
it should be in the Advanced dialog at the end. Others say to put it on
the Language screen.  And this isn't all about paranoia.  It's about
consent.  People have different reasons not to consent to internet
connection attempts.  Some have suggested the fact that the user can't
really tell why it's connecting.  Others are pointing out the fact that
not everyone lives in the US  where we (mostly) lack download caps.
Both are valid reasons.

They're talking about disabling security updates *during* install, not
after.  Though in case you haven't noticed, security updates are NOT
automatically installed in Ubuntu.  Instead there's an icon telling the
user that they are available, but ultimately giving the user the choice.

How you misinterpreted the entire thread into THAT comment, I have no

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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