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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

John Goerzen wrote:
> Think about it -- if you manage dozens, hundreds, or thousands of Debian
> machines -- few of which even have a monitor -- how useful is this?
> Debian is all about not making assumptions like this.  If you want this
> feature, you are free to install it.

Debian is capable of figuring out whether it's being installed with a
monitor[1] at install time; if it is then update-notifier will be installed
(in etch, as part of the gnome-desktop task, thanks to the work of

It's a fallacy to think that just because Debian wants to support
everyone that we can't target common sets of users, like desktop users,
and support them well, with polish.

see shy jo

[1] gross oversimplification

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