To Gnome or not to Gnome

Bernie Innocenti bernie at
Thu Mar 25 22:19:32 EDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-03-25 at 09:33 -0300, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> More than protecting them, which is very hard or impossible, I'd add an
> option to reset them to defaults without the need to reflash.

It just occurred to me that GNOME actually provides some ways to
lock-down settings, useful for implementing kiosks or internet cafes.

Guess who wrote the documentation for it? I guess we already have the
internal expertise :-)

Unfortunately, the only feature useful to us seems to be blocking the
panel. It would be cool if Nautilus offered an option to prevent
deleting dot files.

Perhaps the same could be achieved with ACLs? Or chattr -i? A smart and
determined user could disable these mandatory protections, but we only
need to make it fool-proof not hacker-proof!

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