But it was wrong to have it as the default for all local users and it was wrong for them to do this without being more vocal about it.Judging just from the article, the biggest mistake was not to silently make the change, but to disregard the opinions of their own users. And it doesn't look like there was a clear use case for installing software as non-root, just that they didn't want to admit their mistake. Not very professional, and something that on my own distribution would make me wary of all design decisions I am not aware of.
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