That was quite a biased article... Sorry, but how can I be sure you presented the case fair when you have clear bias?
And stuff like like this is slashdot worthy:
For a distribution that went through a great deal of pain to integrate SELinux features in order to increase the security of the system, it is mind- boggling to many that this non-root install feature was added as the default
Security is a compromise.
Thus, either we have the best security in the world with no users because it's too anoying Or, we try to find the sweet spot for a certain set of users, we can't please everyone.
Example: We could require entering root password every time a new website is accessed (almost like installing a program today), but i doubt users would accept it. It's too cumbersome.
---- Another way to solve this, is for desktop users just to install the app per user (thus requiring no extra permissions). But we are stuck in designing software that manages software, which is very nice for sysadmins or others who want to sysadm their laptop ;)
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