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- Jan 2021
While you may have some objections due to your specific setup, please consider you’re not the usual use case. Most people install Ubuntu on a single drive, not separate /home, and not multiple disks. Most are quite happy with automatic updates - in line with how their phone is likely setup - both for debs (with unattended-upgrades) and snaps (via automatic refresh in snapd). Experts such as yourself are capable of managing your own system and are interested in twiddling knobs and adjusting settings everywhere. There are millions of Ubuntu users who are not like that. We should cater for the widest possible use case by default, and have the option to fiddle switches for experts, which is what we have.
Progress is made of compromises, this implies that we have to consider not only disadvantages, but also the advantages. Advantages do very clearly outweigh disadvantages. This doesn’t mean it perfect, or that work shouldn’t continue to minimize and reduce the disadvantages, but just considering disadvantages is not the correct way.
- constant evolution/improvement of software/practices/solutions
- audience: power users
- progress requires compromises
- audience: casual users (not power users)
- good point
- improving one's process
- the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few
- do pros outweigh/cover cons?
- focus on ways/what you can improve
- Sep 2020
But library users are more numerous, and so their needs are more important.
remember that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few