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Re: Debian and the desktop

On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 08:25:49PM +0100, Simon Richter <Simon.Richter@hogyros.de> was heard to say:
> >-default sound setup
> Sound is symptomatic of a much larger class of problems, namely that 
> there is no system service that forwards resources other than display 
> and keyboard to the user currently logged in... [snip]
>  What would be required is some resource 
> forwarding framework in which a priviledged process will pass out 
> handles to sound/usb/floppy/... [snip]
> >-default wireless setup
> This is also related to the clash of the two approaches ("multiuser 
> system with capable admin" versus "single-user personal system where all 
> users need admin priviledge to associate to new APs as they roam with 
> their laptop"). What we need is a solution that handles the in-between 
> cases as well, and it's not Debian specific either.

  Essentially what you are saying is that since we can't provide a 100%
generic solution that works perfectly in every concievable situation by
default, we shouldn't bother making the default install work better in
any situation (even, say, one that accounts for the overwhelming majority
of current and potential users).  This is certainly in keeping with Debian
tradition, and it's also the reason I now hand out Ubuntu CDs instead of
Debian ones to new users.


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