Choosing between portability and innovation
Posted Mar 8, 2011 1:10 UTC (Tue) by lacos
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boilerplate trolling? At least try to be original
Okay, I'll try to be "original" for him.
All this desktop integration goo is getting increasingly difficult to get rid of. There are users who don't need their features, and certainly don't want
their bugs, possible inter-app privacy holes, and very probable security vulnerabilities. So while these components are helpful for most people, there's a small group of "power users" who consciously want to remove them, and it is more and more difficult.
The only thing I run on my "interactive systems" (both home desktop and work laptop, different distributions), out of "ConsoleKit, PolicyKit, systemd, HAL, PulseAudio or dbus" is D-Bus; and even that only because I can't remove it. I like to know why my UID runs a process; for PulseAudio, I was unable to find any reason.
I have four unencrypted pendrives, one encrypted pendrive, one flash card reader, one dumb digital camera; obviously an optical drive, and an encrypted hard disk in a USB disk enclosure. Two non-root users can mount different sets of these, with reasonable file permissions and good IO performance afterwards (for a change). I don't buy gadgets each second day, so it's not hard to update my static config. The inability to mount unseen pieces of hardware is a feature
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