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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 02:30:27PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> 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
> Stratus).

Of course, that is interesting but the situation could change.

> 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.

That's true, and not what I was trying to say.  The original poster
seemed to be suggesting that this feature ought to be the default for
everyone, which I believe would be a harm to the user community in

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