Auto-launching of applications

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Thu Feb 19 05:26:37 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 18 February 2009 6:37:55 pm Bruce Cowan wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 15:23 -0700, Francis Earl wrote:
> > > Can anyone explain to me why autolaunching programs is a good idea?
> > 
> > 
> > I would imagine this has a lot to do with the target audience of Ubuntu.
> > Users tend to do silly things by accident, and updates are very
> > important, so closing the update applet would be ill advised - they need
> > security updates and the like and are unlikely in many cases to actually
> > check for them by hand.
> It is not the applet I am talking about. The update manager window is
> now shown every 2 days (however, it's supposed to appear in the
> background).
> My argument is that it could be potentially confusing, and people might
> wonder why a window has appeared seemingly at random. Perhaps they may
> think their system has been compromised.

Oh. OK, yes, that does sound weird.  And yes, I would wonder if my computer 
was possessed if it started doing that.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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