I don't follow Linus and only know of his contribution to Linux. Are these types of outbursts from him common? This seems kind of childish.
But if it's a company Laptop, you want to prevent exposure to unsecure networks... I guess it's more of a policy issue than a security issue
In my opinion, the setup phase of the installation process should ask the user whether he wants a business, home user or whatever installation. That, or discuss whether sudo shouldn't be a better approach and we could just get rid of those pesky admin passwords.
Indeed, he could very well fix the issue himself if it's such a huge problem.
We all want to see "Linux" or rather one or more GUI equipped distros reach a state of consumer level readyness and acceptance while still maintaining everything a power user can desire out of the box.
Yes, well, I think they should then be focusing on other things instead of distros readiness. Like, oh I dunno, agreeing to a common and standard sound API for Linux for instance?
But no, they prefer to pretend Linux is ready for the masses and its the distros that are ruining it for everyone.
You know what I find rather curious? People keep expecting a distro to be everything to them out of the box. Which is rather confusing because the point of so many distros is exactly because they aren't and can't possibly be. There's a level of adaptation and tweaking that is always required. If people like Linus there want a distro that is everything to them out of the box, they can have it. It's called ArchLinux or Gentoo. But I guess that's too much work, setting a Linux environment for themselves.
Maybe Linus should just get her to switch to Windows, where this sort of thing just works.
Since when did Gentoo become the go to for everything out of the box? I thought it was the go to distro for custom, efficient and compiled to order.
I would like to be able to put Linux on say my grandparents computer and they be able to use it the moment I walk away.