Fwd: Is disabling ctrl-alt-backspace really such a good idea? - no.
ciancia at di.unipi.it
Sat Feb 14 08:24:32 UTC 2009
On 13/02/2009 Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> The fact is, many things are easier to fix afterwards.
> Particularly because that's the only time you'll find people
> motivated enough to bother about it. If you were to need to fix
> everything before-the-fact, nothing fundamental would ever get
> fixed, simply because the people who can fix one thing are not
> usually the same people who can fix another.
If developers of a new technology are not motivated enough to make it
usable (not "testable") why should one bother including it in a
mainstream user-oriented distribution?
That said, I still don't understand why removing a functionality that
does not harm anybody and that is really useful in some circumstances. I
see this discussion will be pointless, though.
However, I am also sure that MOST people I know will tell me that
ubuntu is a dictatorship after discovering that they can't tell "hit
CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE" on the phone to their unexperienced friends.
I typically am the guy that persuades friends using linux that the new
*DEFAULT* choices ubuntu makes in every release are good even though
they look like evil. But this time I don't really have a justification.
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