Smolt: Fedora Hardware Profiler

Jonathan Dieter jdieter at
Thu Feb 1 08:40:03 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 08:35 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Hi.
> On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 00:04:51 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > So what you're saying is that the hardware profiler should be opt in
> > only?
> That is the long and short of it, I think (at least it is for me).
> Integrate it into firstboot, advertise it all you want, but please
> let it default to "no".
> Mike mentioned a user clicking "Next, Next, Next" somewhere else in
> this thread (and most of us know this behaviour, I think). Someone
> doing this ought to be treated with the principle of least surprise
> (and default and good security).
> Just clicking next will enable SeLinux, because it is good for the
> average user, and protects his machine.
> Just clicking next will enable the Firewall, because it is good
> for the user, and protects his machine.
> Just clicking next will require the user to enter a root password,
> and create an account (during firstboot, correct me if I'm wrong) to
> work as.
> In the same line I think that the default for sending this hardware
> information ought to be no.
It is.  To quote Mike, 'It defaults to no with a "are
you sure you mean no" dialog.'  Which means it is opt-in, not opt-out.
Which means this whole debate is pointless.
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