60 seconds 'til shutdown...

n0dalus n0dalus+redhat at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 11:07:25 UTC 2006

On 3/13/06, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> It has already been filed and closed before as not a bug.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=183563

To me this begs the question: Why even have a countdown for shutting
down the system? I don't know any other systems that do this when
Shutdown is run from the system menu (except Windows' CLI shutdown
tool which triggers a 60 second countdown by default, better known as
'What the blaster worm does.')

Alternatively, it could do something like:
'The system will shutdown automatically in 1 minute'
(then, after 30 seconds) 'in thirty seconds'
(and again after 20 seconds) 'in 10 seconds'
'9', '8', etc.

Having the time remaining in words instead of numbers makes the lack
of visible change less noticable.


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