[xubuntu-users] Software Updater package?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Sep 28 08:38:29 UTC 2013

On Sat, 2013-09-28 at 07:38 +0100, Elfy wrote:
> Elfy
> -- 
> Ubuntu Forum Council Member
> Xubuntu QA Lead#

Sure, a package never asked to reboot. IMO you shouldn't add crap like
update-manager. The bad with such "tools" is, that people likely will do
upgrades without taking care what the upgrades will do, so they never
will learn what self-responsibility is and what software is needed for
what task, they never will learn how to setup Linux userspace to their
needs. This odd approach is new to Linux and completely against what
Linux stands for. Regarding o this new approach my main distro for years
is Arch Linux and I consider to completely drop other distros such as
Xubuntu/Ubuntu Studio, that make this step in the completely wrong

Read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle ! IOW don't add
complex and buggy software that in addition is responsible for users who
never will learn how to customize a Linux.

Don't guess what's best for the users, but show them how they can decide
on their own.

It's a pity/shame that this approach infiltrates Linux.

Don't use this tool or that tool to setup Linux, use an editor and edit
this file and that file!

Don't upgrade, because upgrades are available! Take a look at the
packages and be aware what they are for and then decide what to do!

Stop all this nonsense!


PS: Again to Ubuntu Studio! Why using two sound servers in combination?

PPS to both lists: What do you want provide, a less good fake of
Microsoft and Apple or something better? Neither fish nor fowl is
idiotic! Stay to the origin policy of Linux! Stop this crap!

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