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Linus Torvalds In OpenSUSE Rant

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by Mariel Norton, 01 Mar 2012News

A recent post on the Google+ social networking website made by Linux creater,  Linus Torvalds, turned into an online rant regarding OpenSUSE distribution for developers.

In the post Torvalds talks about issues related to the security policy of this distribution. He felt that the requirement for an administrative password as part of the security policy for this distribution was highly unnecessary.

In his post, Torvalds explained: "I gave OpenSUSE a try, because it worked so well at install-time on the Macbook Air, but I have to say, I've had enough."

He then added that the "security policy of requiring the root password for changing the timezone and adding a new wireless network was moronic and wrong," resulting in his hesitancy in recommending this system to others.

Even though his resentment for this issue was strongly felt amongst the developer community, he did make a valid point in saying that the use of a password to make even the simplest of changes was just too much to handle.

Perhaps this is a wake up call for developers to start thinking about some greatly welcomed changes.

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