Install Wizard 'Looks Too Complicated'
john.r.moser at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 23:15:37 UTC 2009
Matt Wheeler wrote:
> 2009/11/30 John Moser <john.r.moser at gmail.com>:
> Mainly just the bad press that Ubuntu would get as a result. Can you
> imagine the headlines there would be? "Ubuntu operating system hacks
> Windows computers"
Agreed on marketing, though again I tend to not care. It doesn't send
information back anywhere and presents itself as a fairly useless tool
for extracting the information to the human operator, this is just a
> Technically speaking other tools are not "just as accessible" - who
> else ships out free live CDs?
Download and burn is easier than mail to my house 5 months from now...
> Again, while I have no problems with such tools being available, and
> find them useful, I think it would be a bad move for such a public
> distro such as Ubuntu to start including such tools by default, purely
> from a marketing point of view. There's no way you're going to get “It
> can be used to test how secure my network is” to fly with even most
> tech press, let alone mainstream media.
Oh, that example was more for a technical argument. Although I like to
publicly hammer brokenness, and shipping a network-manager-cracker in
the repos would pretty much do just that; shipping it by default would
make even the most basic "low hanging fruit" argument about how "WEP
makes you more secure than plaintext" visibly moot.
I can't actually see how this would be garnering bad press, aside from
the business end (who wants the liability?)
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