Enigmail and PGP from GNU

H.S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 15:17:16 UTC 2009

Shannon McMackin wrote:
> Karl,

> Some of these folks aren't trying or voting to hang you.  The reality is 
> that many people enjoy linux for one of many simple reasons, you don't 
> have to reboot the machine every time you install an application.  That 
> is a windows practice.  To make sure it's done correctly, any time you 
> add a feature or plug-in to an application, it's a "Best Practice" to 
> shut down the app.  Much like on a system any configuration change may 
> require a service to be restarted for it to take effect.

Yes. Further, many people have various applications open, either during
the day or for several days. For example, I have a few windows of emacs
open for development, some SSH sessions to other machines, several
images for image and video processing stuff. I am sure there are users
who have even more applications and windows open for their work for days
on end. In this situation one avoids rebooting as much as necessary to
avoid opening all the 'workspace' again after logging in. Fortunately
the design of Linux solves these problems.

So, for an average Joe (or somebody with a Windows background) who does
not any better, when should one reboot? "Just knowing" to reboot after
kernel upgrades is something that is not very obvious to such people.
Well, Ubuntu solved this problem with the pop up notice on the panel
which tells the user to reboot when it is required.


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