[Sugar-devel] [FEATURES][DESIGN] Network proxy configuration

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Thu Mar 14 16:15:50 EDT 2013

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn
<alanjas at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>One problem that I have seen in various places, children untick the
>>"Radio enable" checkbox in Sugar's control panel and then return their
>>laptop for repair because they can't get online. I fear that proxy
>>configuration could become support headache like this.
> Thinking in the same way, we must block the command "rm" from the
> terminal because the childrens can remove important files. Or the
> command "mv" because generates that an activity no works....

I can see why you might think that way. However, I have never
experienced this being a problem, and I don't recall seeing other
reports of this, so I would not argue for any blocking of terminal
commands. The radio checkbox is a real headache that *actually
happens* though.

Taking a guess as to why we see the radio problem but not the terminal
one in our field experiences, I would imagine the crucial difference
is that the radio checkbox is presented in a way that it is easily
accessible but commonly uncomprehendable to our regular user base. In
comparison, those dangerous commands in the terminal are in their own
world of inaccessibility...


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