Root login in rawhide and display managers

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Thu Sep 20 15:40:40 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 20:56 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 19:42 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > What is significantly different between the situation 
> > a secretary in an office desktop writing texts/browsing the web etc. is
> > in and those of your Grandmother/ your 10 year old son doing the same
> > @home?
> > 
> > None. In both situations you will need a sysadmin.
> I don't see either situations needing a sysadmin. My grandmother does 
> her work on her computer without requiring any sysadmin interaction for 
> the kind of routine tasks you refer to.
C'mon, you are really being rediculous.

> >>>> Majority of updates are backported patches to maintain ABI compatibility.
> > Irrelevant from a desktop USER's POV.
> > 
> > To them, what matters is "their application simply works".
> Correct but the technical difference and the impact on the differences 
> between the roles they provide still stand. One example of the impact of 
> ABI compatibility is with ISV applications.
ISV apps != RHEL desktop.

>  In this instance, you can't 
> expect them to simply work in any distribution without an additional 
> explicit effort.
1. We talked about desktops and freedom, not about ISVs.
2. They could do so easily, if they wanted to.


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