> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan McKinnon [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 10:48 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Messed up - how do I emerge coreutils once
> coreutils is gone?
> On Monday 28 April 2008, Stroller wrote:
> > On 27 Apr 2008, at 11:55, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> > > ...
> > > Microsoft's stated reason for this is to annoy users so much that
> > > they will annoy 3rd party developers who will write software that
> > > doesn't need root to install. Hmmmm.
> > Is this not - substantially - the same as the reason for the Portage
> > QA warning messages?
> hehehe, well spotted :-)
> Superficially similar, but very different in implementation. Portage
> tells you about stuff that could be improved, it can be disabled by
> those who don't know what to do about it and the user has the choice.
> UAC just gets in your face like an annoying fruit fly buzzing round your
> nose and won't go away. The user does not have a choice worth a damn
> and is not in control
> Alan McKinnon
> alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com
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UAC can be disabled. Fairly easily, in fact:
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