Re: Derivative effects.
On 2004-01-24, Day Brown typed a lot of stuff.
You're very clearly aware of the fact that most of the community,
particularly most of the developer community, *wants* all of the
safeguards and complexities that you find so inconvenient.
If you really care so much for a single-user linux, perhaps the solution
is to find other like-minded people and create your own distribution
that satisfies your needs.
By the way, a lot of us *do* run linux at home, in non-massive networked
environments. But we're pretty happy with the way things work.
A lot of the stuff you describe seems to be more RedHat-y ... maybe you
should look there for some of the functionality you would like?