Re: Why Restart & Shutdown Buttons on login screen

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On Fri, 2008-04-25 at 09:31 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-04-25 at 15:47 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-04-25 at 07:16 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2008-04-25 at 14:02 +0530, "Rahul Tidke" wrote:
> > > > Hello All,
> > > >   I wonder about these buttons on gnome desktop; do we really need these
> > > > buttons on login screen? Reboot and shutdown allowed before login for any
> > > > user??

> > > But I confused by your question. How does this extra functionality hurt
> > > you or anyone else?
> > Do you expect arbitrary users to switch off an unattended ("free")
> > machine in a lab's or an office's machine pool, a classical workstation
> > scenario?
> 
> I assume said machine does not have an on off button. We have this situation
>  in the lab at the college; 100 of them. 
That's close to the scenario I am referring to.

Persons using "unattended/free machines" to run "long-term/expensive
jobs" (over night, over a week-end etc.) in a pool of workstations. 
A scenario often to be found in universities or labs.

> Asign warns people not to do what 
> you think they should not do. And it mostly works.
Not having these buttons would further shift the threshold to prevent
people of shutting down such machines :)

Ralf


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