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Torvalds blasts openSUSE, security policies

Mar 01, 2012, 10:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"Torvalds raised the issue of the security policy for that particular distro to request an administrative password at times Torvalds felt was unnecessary.

"'I gave OpenSUSE a try, because it worked so well at install-time on the Macbook Air, but I have to say, I've had enough. There is no way in hell I can honestly suggest that to anybody else any more.

"'I first spent weeks arguing on a bugzilla that the security policy of requiring the root password for changing the timezone and adding a new wireless network was moronic and wrong.'

"Yesterday's diatribe was not the first time Torvalds has raised this particular issue, and probably won't the last. The straw that broke the camel's back for Torvalds was a call from one of his children at school, needing the admin password to add a printer to that laptop, a Macbook Air."

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