[ubuntu-us-ut] Ubuntu's default groups

Mike Basinger mike.basinger at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 21:34:43 GMT 2009

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Aaron Toponce <aaron.toponce at gmail.com> wrote:

> This isn't from upstream Debian, and it's not common behavior on any
> other operating system that I'm aware of. Is this an extension of
> PolicyKit or PAM or something. Why does the user need to be a part of
> the 'scanner' group, even when I don't have a scanner installed? Really,
> it seems Ubuntu is complicating everything that used to be so simple
> about Unix, because they're trying so hard to be like Windows.

That is kinda harsh. We have to "complicate" a base Linux setup in
Ubuntu to make it work on the widest varitety of hardware setups . You
made not have a scanner, but we want Ubuntu to work seamlessly if
someone plugs in in a scanner.

It is the question, do we want Linux to be a hobbyist OS or do we want
to complete for market share someplace other than servers.

Mike Basinger
mike.basinger at gmail.com

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