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That said even without active monitoring it's pretty easy to figure out when a customer machine has been compromised. When the abuse complaints start rolling in about SSH brute force attacks originating from said machine it doesn't take much to figure out that somebody's gotten in to a machine they shouldn't have. Even with all the stealth and cunning in the world it's pretty hard to hide the fact that you're making outbound SSH connections that are ending up in somebody else's auth.log.
Also is there some obvious replacement to the PPA system/plethora of third party repositories for running XYZ random application or Foo version 0.99-svn-rightnow-so_new_it_hurts?
So it's a multichoice box somewhere in the GUI then?
The non-easy solution was to modify or make a gconf key. Is that really the easy way of doing it?
Just use Ubuntu Tweak and quit complaining. It's even easier than a dropdown box, you just drag the buttons around, and they change in real time. Before you complain that they're third party, think about the name for one second, the tool for tweaking Ubuntu is named Ubuntu Tweak, what more do you really want.
Change step one to:
1) Some particularly radical bastion of liberalism / progressivism (Berkeley, perhaps, or another community with similar values) passes a city ordinance declaring judicial decisions that infringe upon free speech are obscene.
Have them arrest the judges, let them testify: they'll either have to admit guilt, or do a 180 on their own ruling. I very much doubt they will do the former, and the latter should provide sound legal reason as to why the original ruling was incorrect.
I'm pretty sure slashdot didn't send me a nice embossed letter say "Please send an HTTP GET request to our fine server at 220.127.116.11 on port 80". Maybe Taco should do that for Verison Customers, hell I'd probably frame something like that.
I'm assuming that PackageKit still requires root to modify shared system areas where the owner is root (e.g.
No, that's exactly what people are upset about, that any random account logged in to the physical machine can write to
Hopefully Nouveau will have working 3d soon, as it's gpl throughout, and already has KMS working.
"2.1.2 Linux/FreeBSD/OpenSolaris Exception. Notwithstanding the foregoing terms of Section 2.1.1, SOFTWARE designed exclusively for use on the Linux or FreeBSD operating systems, or other operating systems derived from the source code to these operating systems, may be copied and redistributed, provided that the binary files thereof are not modified in any way (except for unzipping of compressed files)."
That is the license in question. There is no infringement, they are acting with in the license. There is a reason that the drivers are broken in to binary blobs with a stable abi, the the open source shim the connects that stable abi to the current kernel api.
the BCM43xx driver
All the closed video drivers
the LIRC drivers
So while not installed by default, I'd guess they're a pretty common thing to have installed.