F20 - Unintended consequences of no default MTA - How best to fix

Suvayu Ali fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 18:14:40 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 06:55:34PM +0100, Lars E. Pettersson wrote:
> Again, for you or me this is no problem. We can set up our computers to do
> exactly whatever we want, but should we not strive to make the system easy
> to use, and to get information from, even for an "ordinary user" not as
> savvy as we?

Often I find myself trying to help a friend with their technical problem
remotely.  It really helps when more information is available.  This is
why I think just saying "a regular user won't need this" is wrong.  I
would say it is actually even more important for regular users to have
sensible defaults so that when things do go wrong (which we all know
will happen at some point), an expert has all the information to resolve

Anyway, I guess this discussion is moot; as Rahul says, the decision is
made.  I have used Fedora for a while now, and I will keep on using it
for the foreseeable future; but lately I've been less and less likely to
recommend it to others, even to tech-savvy persons.

Cheers & happy NY,


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