re: [Nautilus-list] Re: [PMH] Idea for Nautilus and GMC.

Vladimir Vukicevic writes:

 > Also, the app that is registered for elf/a.out files worries me, because
 > it opens the way for the nifty MS-like email viruses.  Something like
 > Evolution would pick up the elf/a.out handler, and offer an 'Execute'
 > option.. or double click.. and then we could easily be screwed.

Agreed.  In the end, we cannot compete with Windows for user
friendliness (though we can get 80 per cent of the way there), but we
can beat the living crap out of them for security and stability.
Let's not lose the advantage we have.

On the contrary, it might be nice to set up Nautilus in beginner mode
to remove '.' from the path and to pop up a warning dialog before
executing SUID programs, a warning that can be disabled on a
program-by-program basis ("Don't warn me again for this program").

All the best,


David Megginson
david megginson com

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